What does almain or almayne or alman mean?
The definition of almain and almayne and alman
Al”main, Al”mayne, Al”man, n.
Etym: [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.