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bevor ‎(plural bevors)

  1. (historical) A portion of plate armour to protect the lower face and the neck, typically in two parts, called upper bevor and lower bevor.
    • 2001, Paul B. Newman, Daily life in the Middle Ages, page 210,
      Since gorgets completely encircled the neck, they were usually more articulated than the bevors to allow for some movement of the neck and head. Bevors typically were open in back but extended up above the wearer′s jaw on the sides and front. Use of a bevor or a gorget depended upon the type of helmet the knight wore [] .
    • 2008, Christopher Gravett, Knight: Noble Warrior of England 1200-1600, page 233,
      For heavy field use a reinforcing breastplate was sometimes added, together with a wrapper over the upper bevor.
    • 2011, Kerrie Logan Hollihan, Elizabeth I, the People's Queen: Her Life and Times, 21 Activities, page 61,
      Many helmets had an upper part joined with hinges to a bevor, which protected the knight′s lower face and jaw.


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  1. before
    Geh, bevor ich rasend werde.
    Go before I lose my temper.

This German entry was created from the translations listed at before. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see bevor in the German Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) January 2008

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