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.