Meaning of “chain mail” in the English Dictionary

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"chain mail" in British English

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chain mailnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtʃeɪn ˌmeɪl/ us /ˈtʃeɪn ˌmeɪl/ also mail

small metal rings that have been joined together to look like cloth. It was used in the past to protect the body of a soldier from injury when fighting.

(Definition of “chain mail” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)