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Definition of "byrnie" [byrnie]

  • A short chain mail shirt, covering from the upper arms to the upper thighs. (noun)

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Use "byrnie" in a sentence
  • "Too bad they are wearing hauberk or byrnie and only get a bit of a third degree burn."
  • "A shirt made from mail is a hauberk if knee-length, haubergeon if mid-thigh length, and byrnie if waist-length."
  • "According to AfriCat, a byrnie is waste-lengf chainmale armor."