Small pieces of mail that could provide protection where plates of armour came together (at the elbow, shoulder, or knees, for example).
Related term(s): Mail; Hauberk; Chausses (Armour); Bag Mitten; Maille; Armour
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 41.