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Chain armour   /tʃeɪn ˈɑrmər/   Listen
Chain armour

(Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings.  Synonyms: chain armor, chain mail, mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail.

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"Chain armour" Quotes from Famous Books

... or meeting; and my little boy, Henry, went on at the same time in the palankeen, having got a slight fever from too much exposure to the sun in our slow and stately entrance into Jhansi. There were more men in steel chain armour in this cortege than in that of Jhansi; and, though the elephants were not quite so fine, they were just as numerous, while the crowd of foot attendants was still greater. They were in fancy dresses, individually handsome, and collectively ...
— Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official • William Sleeman

... heads enfolded in crimson and gold handkerchiefs and with straight swords lying across their knees, were the Pangerans who carried out the order, and had brought the captives into the lagoon. But the two men in chain armour on watch outside the door of the small house were Belarab's two particular body-guards, who got themselves up in that way only on very great occasions. They were the outward and visible sign that the prisoners were in Belarab's keeping, and this was good, so far. ...
— The Rescue • Joseph Conrad

Words linked to "Chain armour" :   body armor, byrnie, gusset, brigandine, suit of armor, suit of armour, voider, habergeon, cataphract, body armour, hauberk, coat of mail, Middle Ages, Dark Ages

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