a decorative cloth band, often braided or tasseled, worn around the upper arm, as by military personnel to signify a particular group, regiment, etc.
2. Also, brassart /ˈbræsɑrt, brəˈsɑrt/ [bras-ahrt, bruh-sahrt] Show IPA .
a piece of plate armor for the arm.
equivalent to bras
arm (see brace
) + -ard -ard