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.

 

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