pauldron


pauldron

noun Armor.

  1. a piece of plate armor for the shoulder and the uppermost part of the arm, often overlapping the adjacent parts of the chest and back.

noun

  1. either of two metal plates worn with armour to protect the shoulders

n.“armor for the shoulder,” mid-15c., from Old French espauleron, from espaule (French épaule) “shoulder” (see epaulet)

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