Brigandine meaning

brĭgən-dēn, -dīn
Flexible body armor of small metal plates or rings, often covered with cloth.
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A flexible coat of armor made by fastening small metal scales or rings between two plies of linen, leather, etc.
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(historical) A coat of armor for the body, consisting of scales or plates, sometimes overlapping each other, generally of metal, and sewn to linen or other material.
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Origin of brigandine

  • Middle English from Old French armor for a skirmisher from brigand skirmisher brigand

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French brigandine, from brigand + -ine.

    From Wiktionary