from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The garment for the legs and feet and for the body below the waist, worn in Europe throughout the Middle Ages; applied also to the armor for the same parts, when fixible, as of chain mail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Formerly, the clothing of the legs and feet and of the body below the waist.
- In medieval armor, the defensive covering of the legs, used before the introduction of cuisses and leg-pieces of plate-armor.
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