Almain rivets
Almain Al"main ([a^]l"m[=a]n), Almayne Al"mayne (-m[=a]n), Alman Al"man (-man), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.] 1. A German. Also adj., German. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The German language. --J. Foxe. [1913 Webster]

3. A kind of dance. See {Allemande}. [1913 Webster]

{Almain rivets}, {Almayne rivets}, or {Alman rivets}, a sort of light armor from Germany, characterized by overlapping plates, arranged to slide on rivets, and thus afford great flexibility. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • almain rivets — ˈalˌmān , ˈȯl noun plural Etymology: obsolete Almaine Germany, from Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin Almannia land of the Alamanni, from Alamannus member of the Alamanni + Latin ia archaic : a flexible light armor of… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Almain — Al main ([a^]l m[=a]n), Almayne Al mayne ( m[=a]n), Alman Al man ( man), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.] 1. A German. Also adj., German. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. J. Foxe. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Almain rivet — An Almain rivet is a form of armour created in Germany around the end of the 15th and early 16th centuries. It is designed to be manufactured easily, yet afford great protection to the wearer. Comprising of a bulbous breastplate with a laminated… …   Wikipedia

  • Alman rivets — Almain Al main ([a^]l m[=a]n), Almayne Al mayne ( m[=a]n), Alman Al man ( man), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.] 1. A German. Also adj., German. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. J. Foxe. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Almayne rivets — Almain Al main ([a^]l m[=a]n), Almayne Al mayne ( m[=a]n), Alman Al man ( man), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.] 1. A German. Also adj., German. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. J. Foxe. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alman — Almain Al main ([a^]l m[=a]n), Almayne Al mayne ( m[=a]n), Alman Al man ( man), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.] 1. A German. Also adj., German. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. J. Foxe. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Almayne — Almain Al main ([a^]l m[=a]n), Almayne Al mayne ( m[=a]n), Alman Al man ( man), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.] 1. A German. Also adj., German. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. J. Foxe. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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