Definition of "chain mail" [chain mail]

  • Flexible armor made of joined metal links or scales. (noun)

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Use "chain mail" in a sentence
  • "Nearer, scatterbirches in the lowland meadows shimmered in their new leaf, like chain mail on skeletons."
  • "Over their white jibbas they wore oddments of medieval armor, loose-ringed chain mail shirts, helmets from Abyssinia, and padded armor from Darfur."
  • "Men clad in chain mail from head to foot, the cataphracts bestrode big horses also clad in chain mail."