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noun 
  1. (historical) A chain-mail coat.
    • 1972: Unferth stood beside him, his huge arms folded on his . " John Gardner, Grendel (André Deutsch 1972, p. 97)
    • 1992: The mail-coat, or , was made of iron links that probably were cut out of sheet metal with a die, or from flat hammered wire cut into short lengths. " Calvin B Kendall, Voyage to the Other World (University of Minnesota 1992, p. 19)
Etymology: From Old Norse brynja. Compare Old English byrne.


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