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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Flexible armor made of joined metal links or scales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flexible defensive armor, made of a mesh of interlinked metal rings.
  • n. Chain letters, taken collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. flexible, defensive armor of hammered metal links wrought into the form of a garment.
  • n. See under Chain, and Coat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings

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