nCamisade(Mil) A shirt worn by soldiers over their uniform, in order to be able to recognize one another in a night attack."Give them a camisado in night season."
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
ncamisadeAn attack by surprise at night or at break of day: probably so called because made by soldiers wearing shirts over their armor, in order that they might be recognized by their friends in the dark.
ncamisadeA shirt worn by soldiers over their armor in a night attack to enable them to recognize one another.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nCamisadekam-i-sād′ a night attack, probably because shirts were often put on over the armour
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. camisade, a night attack; cf. It. camiciata,. See Camis
I thought there had been a camisade.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
There should be sport of every kind; the youths in white arrayed Were, to the ladies all unknown, to lead the camisade.