greaved


noun Armor.

  1. a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle, usually composed of front and back pieces.

noun

  1. (often plural) a piece of armour worn to protect the shin from the ankle to the knee
n.

leg armor, c.1300, from Old French greve “shin, armor for the leg” (12c.), of unknown origin. [Klein suggests it ultimately is from Egyptian Arabic gaurab “stocking, apparel for the leg.”]

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