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
Last modified: 08.07.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 30.