chain mailnoun [ U ]uk /ˈtʃeɪn ˌmeɪl/ us /ˈtʃeɪn ˌmeɪl/ also mail
Examples from literature
- At Ashwell, Rutland, is an effigy in wood of a cross-legged knight, also in chain mail, if I remember rightly.
- At the end of the room is a Persian horse armour of brass scales connected by chain mail.
- I said that he wore a steel cap, with a gilt iron spike of six inches, and a hood of chain mail.
- In the cases on the right hand are specimens of chain mail in form of hoods, coats, sleeves, etc, mostly, if not all, of Eastern origin.
- It is the fear which never leaves him—the fear that makes him wear a doublet so thickly quilted that it would suffice to turn the sharpest blade, even as a suit of chain mail.