jazeraint

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Noun[edit]

jazeraint (plural jazeraints)

  1. Body armor made of small overlapping plates; brigandine.

Adjective[edit]

jazeraint (comparative more jazeraint, superlative most jazeraint)

  1. Of the style of armor that is composed of small overlapping plates.
    • 1909, Charles Henry Ashdown, European Arms & Armor, page 68:
      Some authorities profess to discover jazeraint work in this representation, which was a method of defence much used in later centuries for archers' jacques and various other garments, but we have no right to assume that the Normans at that period carried such a heavy weight of armor as this would necessitate, or were acquainted with such a technical and complicated manufacture as jazeraint work.