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vamplate

[vam-pleyt] /ˈvæmˌpleɪt/
noun, Armor.
1.
a metal plate mounted on a lance in front of the grip to protect the hand.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English vaunplate < Anglo-French vaunt- fore- (see avaunt) + plate plate1
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