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poleyn

[poh-leyn] /ˈpoʊ leɪn/
noun, Armor.
1.
a piece for the knee, made of plate or leather.
Also called knee cop.
Origin of poleyn
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English poleyn, polayne < Old French po(u)lain < ?
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  • I would fain see these youths; said you not they were but youths, poleyn?

    The Lord of Dynevor Evelyn Everett-Green
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poleyn

/ˈpəʊleɪn/
noun
1.
a piece of armour for protecting the knee Also called kneecap
Word Origin
from Old French polain
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