Medieval Glossary


Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one's person in battle. Examples include mail, plate armour, and scale armour. 'Armor' is a modern spelling.

Related term(s): Mail; Plate Armour; Scale Armour; Brigandine Armour; Studded Armour; Hauberk
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 12.02.04
Last modified: 08.08.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 30.


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