brassart

brassard

[bras-ahrd, bruh-sahrd]
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] . a piece of plate armor for the arm.

Origin:
1820–30; < French, equivalent to bras arm (see brace) + -ard -ard

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brassard or brassart (ˈbræsɑːd, ˈbræsət)
 
n
1.  an identifying armband or badge
2.  a piece of armour for the upper arm
 
[C19: from French, from bras arm, from Latin brachium]
 
brassart or brassart
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from bras arm, from Latin brachium]

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