A sort of light armor derived from Germany, characterized by overlapping plates which were arranged to slide on rivets, by means of which flexibility and ease of movement were promoted. Also called 'almain-rivets' or 'almayne-rivets.'
Related term(s): Almain-rivets; Almayne-rivets
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 18.