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- n. A piece of chainmail worn to protect the neck and shoulders.
- n. An ecclesiastical ornament worn by bishops.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A neck guard of chain mall, hanging from the bascinet or other headpiece.
- n. A hood of other material than mail
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hood of chain-mail, whether attached to the hauberk or separate; specifically, that form of hood which was attached to the edge of the basinet. See basinet.
- n. A tippet or small mantle worn by some Roman Catholic clergy, with different edgings of fur to mark different ranks: sometimes confounded with the amice. Also called chap-de-mail.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
A mail collar hanging from a helmet is camail or aventail.
He followed him, and exhibited himself to the eyes of the crowd in his purple camail and with his episcopal cross upon his neck, side by side with the criminal bound with cords.
But for the Hyrkanian's powerful build and the protection of the camail of ring mail that hung down from his helmet, his neck might have been broken.
In a glittering whirl of steel the Turanian's scimitar grated around Gleg's blade, and the keen edge cut through the camail and the thick muscles of the Zaporoskan's neck.
I went out in my rochet and camail, dealing out benedictions to the people on my right and left, preaching obedience, exerting all my endeavours to appease the tumult, and telling them the Queen had assured me that, provided they would disperse, she would restore Broussel.
The Cardinal owes its name to the bright red of the feathers, and to a little cowl on the hind part of the head, which resembles that of the bishop's ornament, called a camail.
The knight is clad in armour, viz., a spherical bascinet, with a camail of chain-mail.
"How is that, my fair sir?" cried the armorer as he drew the bassinet over the head and fastened it to the camail which extended to the shoulders.
At the same moment Raoul sank with a gasp at his feet, a bolt driven to its socket through the links of the camail which guarded his neck.
Nigel was beaten down on to the crupper of his horse by a sweeping blow; but at the same instant Chandos 'quick blade passed through the Frenchman's camail and pierced his throat.