Definitions for camisado

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Wiktionary

  1. camisado(Noun)

    A nocturnal ambush or surprising act of aggression.

  2. Origin: encamisado, shirted

Webster Dictionary

  1. Camisado(noun)

    a shirt worn by soldiers over their uniform, in order to be able to recognize one another in a night attack

  2. Camisado(noun)

    an attack by surprise by soldiers wearing the camisado

  3. Origin: [F. camisade a night attack; cf. It. camiciata. See Camis.]

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  1. Camisado

    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.

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