jambeau

jambeau

[jam-boh]
noun, plural jambeaux [jam-bohz] .
1.
Armor. greave.
2.
a spikefish, Parahollardia lineata, found in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, equivalent to jambe leg (see jamb1) + -eau < Latin -ellus diminutive suffix; see -elle

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jambeau, jambart or jamber (ˈdʒæmbəʊ, ˈdʒæmbɑːt, ˈdʒæmbə)
 
n , pl -beaux, -barts, -bers
(often plural) other words for greave
 
[C14: from Anglo-French, from jambe leg; see jamb]
 
jambart, jambart or jamber (ˈdʒæmbəʊ, ˈdʒæmbɑːt, ˈdʒæmbə, -bəʊz)
 
n
 
[C14: from Anglo-French, from jambe leg; see jamb]
 
jamber, jambart or jamber (ˈdʒæmbəʊ, ˈdʒæmbɑːt, ˈdʒæmbə, -bəʊz, -bəʊz)
 
n
 
[C14: from Anglo-French, from jambe leg; see jamb]

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