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definition of the word vambrace

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Singular
vambrace

Plural
vambraces

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, most scholars preferring the narrower definition, of armor for the lower arm.
    Quotations
    • 1786: The vambraces included all the defence for the arms, from the pouldrons to the wrist.— Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 21.

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