Definition of brigandine in English:

brigandine

noun

historical
  • A coat of mail, typically one made of iron rings or plates attached to canvas or other fabric.

    • ‘The rank and file continued to rely on mail shirts, cloth armours (brigandine and jak) and simpler headgear.’
    • ‘Furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.’
    • ‘Padded jacks and brigandines are still prevalent for common soldiers.’
    • ‘Others, wore a helmet and a short mail coat under a jack or brigandine lined with small metal plates.’
    • ‘Others had brigandines - metal scales sewn on a jacket - to protect them from enemy swords and arrows.’
    armour, coat of mail, chain mail, chain armour
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, from brigand (see brigand).

Pronunciation

brigandine

/ˈbriɡənˌdēn/