Al"main (#), Al"mayne (#), Al"man (#), n. [OF. Aleman, F. Allemand, fr. L. Alemanni, ancient Ger. tribes.] [Obs.]

1.

A German.

Also

adj.,

German.

Shak.

2.

The German language.

J. Foxe.

3.

A kind of dance. See Allemande.

Almain rivets, Almayne rivets, or Alman rivets, a sort of light armor from Germany, characterized by overlapping plates, arranged to slide on rivets, and thus afford great flexibility.

 

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