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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camail  \Ca*mail"\,  n.  [F.  camail  (cf.  It  camaglio),  fr  L. 
  caput  head  +  source  of  E.  mail.] 
  1.  (Ancient  Armor)  A  neck  guard  of  chain  mall,  hanging  from 
  the  bascinet  or  other  headpiece. 
 
  2.  A  hood  of  other  material  than  mail  esp.  (Eccl.),  a  hood 
  worn  in  church  services,  --  the  amice,  or  the  like 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  camail 
  n  :  a  medieval  hood  of  mail  suspended  from  a  basinet  to  protect 
  the  head  and  neck  [syn:  {aventail},  {ventail}] 




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