poleyn

poleyn

[poh-leyn]
noun Armor.
a piece for the knee, made of plate or leather.
Also called knee cop.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English poleyn, polayne < Old French po(u)lain < ?

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poleyn (ˈpəʊleɪn)
 
n
Also called: kneecap a piece of armour for protecting the knee
 
[from Old French polain]

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