Chain mail

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Man's glove
MFA# 38.1334


A flexible metal fabric made with joined metal links or rings. Chain mail was used as protective body armor since Roman times.

Synonyms and Related Terms

chainmail; iron mail; mail; Kettenhemd (Deut.); Panzerhemd (Deut.); maliënkolder (Ned.)

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Resources and Citations

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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