Definition of Chain mail

1. Noun. (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings.




Definition of Chain mail

1. Noun. A flexible defensive armor, made of a mesh of interlinked metal rings. ¹

2. Noun. Chain letters, taken collectively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chain Mail

chain complexes
chain drive
chain fern
chain ferry
chain gang
chain gangs
chain guard
chain gun
chain guns
chain isomer
chain letter
chain letters
chain lightning
chain locker
chain lockers
chain mail (current term)
chain of custody
chain of mountains
chain of title
chain pickerel
chain pike
chain printer
chain pump
chain reaction
chain reactions
chain reactor
chain reflex
chain saw
chain saws
chain smoker

Literary usage of Chain mail

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1. Chinese Clay Figures by Berthold Laufer (1914)
"chain mail consists of interwoven links of iron or steel so joined together ... chain mail was a favorite means of defence in the chivalrous age of Europe, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"At its beginning we see many knights still clad in chain mail with no visible plate. At its end the knight is often locked in plates from head to foot, ..."

3. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1881)
"... Spurs—The Saltcellar of State—Blood's Desperate Attempt to Steal the Regalia—The Tower Armouries—Absurd Errors in their Arrangement—chain mail—German ..."

4. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"Though, in the second half of the fourteenth century, the chain-mail hauberk was rapidly disappearing under repeated layers of plate-armour, there are yet ..."

5. A History of the Knights of Malta: Or The Order of the Hospital of St. John by Whitworth Porter (1858)
"DEFENSIVE ARMOUR : SCALE MAIL, chain mail, PLATE ARMOUR, THE HELMET, THE SHIELD. OFFENSIVE ARMOUR : THE LANCE, THE SWORD, THE BATTLE-AXE THE DAGGER. ..."

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