a flexible coat of armor made by fastening small metal scales or rings between two plies of linen, leather, etc.
Origin of brigandineLate Middle English ; from Middle French ; from OIt brigantina ; from brigare: see brigade
Flexible body armor of small metal plates or rings, often covered with cloth.
Origin of brigandineMiddle English, from Old French, armor for a skirmisher, from brigand, skirmisher; see brigand.
From Old French brigandine, from brigand + -ine.