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brigandine


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brigandine  \Brig"an*dine\,  n.  [F.  brigandine  (cf.  It 
  brigantina),  fr  OF  brigant.  See  {Brigand}.] 
  A  coast  of  armor  for  the  body,  consisting  of  scales  or 
  plates,  sometimes  overlapping  each  other  generally  of  metal, 
  and  sewed  to  linen  or  other  material.  It  was  worn  in  the 
  Middle  Ages.  [Written  also  {brigantine}.]  --Jer.  xlvi.  4. 
 
  Then  put  on  all  thy  gorgeous  arms,  thy  helmet,  And 
  brigandine  of  brass.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brigandine 
  n  :  a  medieval  coat  of  mail  consisting  of  metal  rings  sewn  onto 
  leather  or  cloth 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Brigandine 
  (Jer.  46:4;  51:3),  an  obsolete  English  word  denoting  a  scale 
  coat  of  armour,  or  habergeon,  worn  by  light-armed  "brigands." 
  The  Revised  Version  has  "coat  of  mail." 
 




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