Definition of scale armour in English:

scale armour


mass nounhistorical
  • Armour consisting of small overlapping plates of metal, leather, or horn.

    • ‘But he was also badly wounded, with blood pumping down his side from a brutal rent in his scale armor.’
    • ‘The torso was covered with scale armour, extending down to the thighs, and full suits survive which include scale-armoured chaps.’