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chain mail

noun [U] uk   us   (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.
Translations of “chain mail”
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時用於保護士兵的)鎖子甲…
in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时用于保护士兵的)锁子甲…
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