greave

greave

[greev]
noun Armor.
a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle, usually composed of front and back pieces.
Also called jamb, jambeau.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English greves (plural) < Old French < ?

greaved, adjective
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greave (ɡriːv)
 
n
(often plural) a piece of armour worn to protect the shin from the ankle to the knee
 
[C14: from Old French greve, perhaps from graver to part the hair, of Germanic origin]
 
greaved
 
adj

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