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Brigandine

BRIGANDINE, a French word meaning the armour for the brigandi or brigantes, light-armed foot soldiers; part of the armour of a foot soldier in the middle ages, consisting of a padded tunic of canvas, leather, etc., and lined with closely sewn scales or rings of iron.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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