espauliere (plural espaulieres)
- A defence for the shoulder, composed of flexible overlapping plates of metal, used in the fifteenth century; the origin of the modern epaulette.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for espauliere in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- spaulder (armor for the shoulder)