lance rest

a support for a couched lance, fixed to the breastplate of a suit of armor.

1850–55 Unabridged
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lance rest
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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