A French term for a sort of cuirass, also called 'brigandine.' This was used in Italy until the seventeenth century under the name anima, or animetta.
Related term(s): Cuirass; Brigandine; Anima; Animetta
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 23.