noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from brigand Date: 15th century medieval body armor of scales or plates

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  • brigandine — [ brigɑ̃din ] n. f. • XVe; de brigand, au sens anc. de « soldat à pied » ♦ Anciennt Corselet d acier en usage aux XVe et XVIe s. ● brigandine nom féminin (de brigand) Armure légère, de plates rivées sur cuir ou sur tissu. ● brigandine ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Brigandine — Brig an*dine, n. [F. brigandine (cf. It. brigantina), fr. OF. brigant. See {Brigand}.] A coast of armor for the body, consisting of scales or plates, sometimes overlapping each other, generally of metal, and sewed to linen or other material. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brigandine — Brigandine, f. penac. Est une espece d armure de fer dont les brigans estoient armez, faite à lames estroites, qui consent aux courbeures et plieures du corps de l homme qui en est armé, ce que ne fait le corcelet, Lorica laminata, ferreis… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • brigandine — index panoply Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brigandine — [brig′ən dēn΄] n. [LME < MFr < OIt brigantina < brigare: see BRIGADE] a flexible coat of armor made by fastening small metal scales or rings between two plies of linen, leather, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Brigandine — Not to be confused with Brigantine. For the video game, see Brigandine (video game). A brigandine is a form of body armour from the Middle Ages. It is a cloth garment, generally canvas or leather, lined with small oblong steel plates riveted to… …   Wikipedia

  • Brigandine — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Brigandine (homonymie). interieur d une brigandine vers le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • brigandine — (bri gan di n ) s. f. Armure ancienne en forme de cotte de mailles. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   Arbalestriers à pied armez de bonnes brigandines, salades et arbalestes bien garnies de viretons, JUVÉNAL DES URSINS Hist. de Ch. VI, 1416, p. 333, dans… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • brigandine — /brig euhn deen , duyn /, n. Armor. a flexible body armor of overlapping steel plates with an exterior covering of linen, velvet, leather, etc. [1425 75; late ME brigandyn < MF brigandine. See BRIGAND, INE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • brigandine — noun A coat of armor for the body, consisting of scales or plates, sometimes overlapping each other, generally of metal, and sewn to linen or other material. It was worn in the Middle Ages. The brigandine takes its name from the troops, by which… …   Wiktionary

  • Brigandine — 1) Metal splints sewed upon canvas, linen, or leather and covered with similar materials; a material used in making light armour. A pair of brigandines is a body coat of this material, in two pieces. (Davis, H.W. C. (ed.) Medieval England, 615)… …   Medieval glossary

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