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vambrace

[vam-breys] /ˈvæm breɪs/
noun, Armor.
1.
a piece of plate armor for the forearm; a lower cannon.
Compare rerebrace.
2.
plate armor for the arm, usually including upper and lower cannons and a couter.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English va(u)mbras < Anglo-French (a)vantbras, equivalent to avant- fore- (see avaunt) + bras arm (see brace)
Related forms
vambraced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vambrace

vambrace

/ˈvæmbreɪs/
noun
1.
a piece of armour used to protect the arm
Derived Forms
vambraced, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French vauntbras, from vaunt- (from Old French avant- fore-) + bras arm
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