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brassard

[bras-ahrd, bruh-sahrd] /ˈbræs ɑrd, brəˈsɑrd/
noun
1.
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
[bras-ahrt, bruh-sahrt] /ˈbræs ɑrt, brəˈsɑrt/ (Show IPA)
. a piece of plate armor for the arm.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French, equivalent to bras arm (see brace) + -ard -ard
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brassard

/ˈbræsɑːd/
noun
1.
an identifying armband or badge
2.
a piece of armour for the upper arm
Word Origin
C19: from French, from bras arm, from Latin brachium
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