vambrace

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English[edit]

A vambrace (lower arm protection)
A vambrace (full arm protection)

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English vambrace, vauntbras, from Anglo-Norman vambras, avantbras.

Noun[edit]

vambrace (plural vambraces)

  1. The piece of armor designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.
  2. The pieces of armor protecting the arm from the shoulder to the wrist. Not in common use in this sense,

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The narrower definition (protection for the lower arm) is preferred by academic authors.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman vambras, avantbras; equivalent to avant +‎ brace.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvambraːs(ə)/, /ˈvau̯mbraːs(ə)/, /ˈvan(t)braːs(ə)/, /ˈvau̯n(t)braːs(ə)/}

Noun[edit]

vambrace (plural vambraces)

  1. Lower arm armour; vambrace.

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