Definitions for camisado
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word camisado
A nocturnal ambush or surprising act of aggression.
Origin: encamisado, shirted
a shirt worn by soldiers over their uniform, in order to be able to recognize one another in a night attack
an attack by surprise by soldiers wearing the camisado
Origin: [F. camisade a night attack; cf. It. camiciata. See Camis.]
In military tactics, a camisado, or camisade, is a surprise attack occurring at night, or at daybreak, when the enemy are supposed to be asleep. The term comes from Spanish camisa: when the Tercio had actions, of around 50 men attacking at night with minimum equipment, only sword and dagger, and they were dressed only with a white shirt, in order to kill in silence as many enemies when they were sleeping. This has been perfectly reflected in the film Alatriste, based on the main character of a series of novels written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Adventures of Captain Alatriste.
Find a translation for the camisado definition in other languages:
Select another language: