Definition of Camail. Meaning of Camail. Synonyms of Camail

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Definition of Camail

Camail
Camail Ca*mail", n. [F. camail (cf. It. camaglio), fr. L. caput head + source of E. mail.] 1. (Ancient Armor) A neck guard of chain mall, hanging from the bascinet or other headpiece. 2. A hood of other material than mail; esp. (Eccl.), a hood worn in church services, -- the amice, or the like.

Meaning of Camail from wikipedia

- An aventail or camail is a flexible curtain of mail attached to the skull of a helmet that extends to cover the throat, neck and shoulders. Part or all...
- the rear and sides to afford protection for the neck. A mail curtain ("camail" or aventail) was usually attached to the lower edge of the helmet to protect...
- medieval great helm covers the whole head and often is accompanied with camail protecting throat and neck as well. Originally a helmet was a helm which...
- overlapping lamellar scales, in addition to a brow plate, ch**** guards, and camail. They are distinct from the contemporary spangenhelm and crested helmets...
- mail coif, and mittens, mitons. A mail collar hanging from a helmet is a camail or aventail. A shirt made from mail is a hauberk if knee-length and a haubergeon...
- The Order of the Porcupine (French: Ordre du Porc-Épic, Ordre du Camail) was established by Louis de France, Duke of Orléans, in 1394, at the occasion...
- century, mail was phased out among the nobles (e.g., knights) except in the camail of the bascinet and at the edge of the hauberk. The cuir**** was almost universally...
- of movement in melee combat. The bascinet had a mail curtain attached, a camail or aventail, which su****ded the coif. Mail throat and neck defences such...
- of the Broom-Pod), founded by Charles VI of France ca. 1388 Order of the camail or Porcupine, created by Louis d'Orléans in 1394 Order of the Dove, Castile...
- br**** edging and decorations, two iron ch**** guards with br**** edging, and camail protecting the neck. The cap of the helmet has eight iron components. A...
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