Mail, Coat of

Mail, Coat of
   "a corselet of scales," a cuirass formed of pieces of metal overlapping each other, like fish-scales (1 Sam. 17:5); also (38) a corselet or garment thus encased.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Coat of mail — Mail Mail (m[=a]l), n. [OE. maile, maille, F. maille a ring of mail, mesh, network, a coat of mail, fr. L. macula spot, a mesh of a net. Cf. {Macle}, {Macula}, {Mascle}.] 1. A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mail — (m[=a]l), n. [OE. maile, maille, F. maille a ring of mail, mesh, network, a coat of mail, fr. L. macula spot, a mesh of a net. Cf. {Macle}, {Macula}, {Mascle}.] 1. A flexible fabric made of metal rings interlinked. It was used especially for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mail — I n 1. letters, packages, messages, missives; post, correspondence, communication; air mail, sea mail, parcel post, special delivery, certified mail, registered mail. 2. mails postal system, post office, postal service, Chiefly Brit. post. v 3.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Coat of mail — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat — (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a hut.] 1. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat armor — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat card — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat link — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat of arms — Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coat of mail — n. pl. coats of mail [transl. of Fr cotte de mailles, lit., coat of meshes] a sleeved protective garment made of interlinked metal rings or overlapping plates …   English World dictionary

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