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.
A hood of other material than mail; esp. Eccl., a hood worn in church services, -- the amice, or the like.
© Webster 1913.