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haute-piece

[hoht-pees] /ˈhoʊtˌpis/
noun, Armor.
1.
a standing flange fixed to or formed on a pauldron as a protection for one side of the neck.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; < French: literally, high piece
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