Known also as Chainmaille. Related: Maille.
Body armour made of interlinked rings of metal.
Erroneous Victorian era term for maille armour. See also Maille.
A flexible weave composed of interlocking metal rings or loops of chain.
A misnomer coined in Victorian literature. The correct term is “mail”. See also “Mail”.
Mail (also maille, often given as chain mail or chain maille, though this is a modern usage) is a type of armour or jewelry that consists of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. This construction can ward off a slashing blow by an edged weapon, preventing it from cutting through to the skin. It was also reasonably effective against most arrowhead types but it has several disadvantages.