jambeau

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Etymology[edit]

From an Anglo-Norman derivative of jambe (leg).

Noun[edit]

jambeau (plural jambeaux)

  1. (obsolete) A piece of armour for the leg. [14th-16th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      The mortall steele despiteously entayld / Deepe in their flesh, quite through the yron walles, / That a large purple streme adown their giambeux falles.