vambrace

vambrace

[vam-breys]
noun Armor.
1.
a piece of plate armor for the forearm; a lower cannon. Compare rerebrace. See diag. under armor.
2.
plate armor for the arm, usually including upper and lower cannons and a couter.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English va(u)mbras < Anglo-French (a)vantbras, equivalent to avant- fore- (see avaunt) + bras arm (see brace)

vambraced, adjective
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vambrace (ˈvæmbreɪs)
 
n
a piece of armour used to protect the arm
 
[C14: from Anglo-French vauntbras, from vaunt- (from Old French avant- fore-) + bras arm]
 
'vambraced
 
adj

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