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chain mailnoun [U]

uk   /ˈtʃeɪn ˌmeɪl/  us   /ˈtʃeɪn ˌmeɪl/ (also mail)
smallmetalrings 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)
Translations of “chain mail”
in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时用于保护士兵的)锁子甲…
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時用於保護士兵的)鎖子甲…
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