camisade

camisado

[kam-uh-sey-doh, -sah-]
noun, plural camisados. Archaic.
a military attack made at night.
Also, camisade [kam-i-seyd, -sahd] .


Origin:
1540–50; < Spanish camisada (now obsolete), equivalent to camis(a) shirt (see chemise) + -ada -ade1; so called because participants in such attacks would wear shirts over their armor to aid in recognition

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camisado or camisade (ˌkæmɪˈsɑːdəʊ, ˌkæmɪˈseɪd)
 
n , pl -sados, -sades
(formerly) an attack made under cover of darkness
 
[C16: from obsolete Spanish camisada, literally: an attack in one's shirt (worn over the armour as identification), from camisa shirt]
 
camisade or camisade
 
n
 
[C16: from obsolete Spanish camisada, literally: an attack in one's shirt (worn over the armour as identification), from camisa shirt]

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