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épaulière

[ey-pohl-yair; French ey-poh-lyer] /ˌeɪ poʊlˈyɛər; French eɪ poʊˈlyɛr/
noun, plural épaulières
[ey-pohl-yairz; French ey-poh-lyer] /ˌeɪ poʊlˈyɛərz; French eɪ poʊˈlyɛr/ (Show IPA).
Armor.
1.
Origin of épaulière
< French, equivalent to épaule (see epaulet) + -ière, feminine form of -ier -ier2; cf. brassiere

pauldron

[pawl-druh n] /ˈpɔl drən/
noun, Armor.
1.
a piece of plate armor for the shoulder and the uppermost part of the arm, often overlapping the adjacent parts of the chest and back.
Also called epaulière.
Compare spaulder.
Origin
1400-50; earlier paleron, poleron, late Middle English polron, pollerons (plural) < Middle French espalleron shoulder. See epaulet
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  • I smote him back, a mighty blow upon his epauliere that shore the steel plate from his shoulder, and left him a vulnerable spot.

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
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pauldron

/ˈpɔːldrən/
noun
1.
either of two metal plates worn with armour to protect the shoulders
Word Origin
C15: from French espauleron, from espaule shoulder; see epaulette
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Word Origin and History for epauliere

pauldron

n.

"armor for the shoulder," mid-15c., from Old French espauleron, from espaule (French épaule) "shoulder" (see epaulet)

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