Definition of chain mail in English:

chain mail


mass nounhistorical
  • Flexible armour consisting of small metal rings linked together.

    • ‘Members of the heavy cavalry would also wear chain mail and a cuirass made of leather covered iron scales.’
    • ‘He limped toward Danni who was fighting a knight in chain mail.’
    • ‘I was in chain mail, currently, with a metal helmet on my head, and some light armor everywhere else.’
    • ‘His chain mail did little to protect him from harm, but it did prevent the blow from being lethal.’
    • ‘She nodded silently and then threw her arms around him, feeling only the cold metal chinks of his chain mail beneath his tunic.’
    • ‘Strength and honor were the king's clothing, not armor and chain mail.’
    • ‘Both man and beast were studded with ring and chain mail, which glittered like a giant shoal of fish.’
    • ‘It was a fairly old man, donned in full armour and chain mail.’
    • ‘The copper turned the arrowhead into a lethal weapon capable of splitting chain mail and armour.’
    • ‘A metal helmet was clamped over his small head, and chain mail covered by a diminutive tunic protected his slight frame.’
    • ‘A centurion dressed in silver chain mail and a red cape walks toward a man, who is overlooking the ocean.’
    • ‘If all you have to carry is your own chain mail, a sword and a shield, it's no problem.’
    • ‘They wore chain mail into battle, used a lance, sword or mace to fight with and rode horses that were bred to carry such a weight at speed.’
    • ‘He was now without armor or chain mail and was dressed in burgundy and gold.’
    • ‘Her chain mail clinked as she threw her sheathed swords on the dirt near a fire, dropping herself heavily onto the ground.’
    • ‘Due to the battle in the prairie, the white dress I wore over my chain mail was shredded, and my chain mail wasn't a pretty sight either.’
    • ‘Their armor was elegant chain mail that had been designed to have silver leaved intertwined within the links.’
    • ‘The knight, clad in chain mail and a field plate, gripped the Advisor's shoulder warmly.’
    • ‘The rings from his chain mail clinked as he walked, though he wore a white tunic over it.’
    • ‘Russian armor wasn't so heavy and the metal shields were made of chain mail, so they dealt with most strikes using their bodies.’
    protective covering, armour plate
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chain mail