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lance rest

noun
1.
a support for a couched lance, fixed to the breastplate of a suit of armor.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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British Dictionary definitions for lance-rest

lance rest

noun
1.
a hinged bracket on the breastplate of a medieval horseman on which the lance was rested in a charge
2.
a similar structure on a knight's saddle
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