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rerebrace

[reer-breys] /ˈrɪərˌbreɪs/
noun, Armor.
1.
a piece of plate armor for the upper arm; an upper cannon.
Compare vambrace (def 1).
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, equivalent to rere- (< Middle French rere, riere behind, backward < Latin retrō- retro-) + brace
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