from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shield of large size, four or five feet long and broad enough to cover the whole person, used especially in sieges. In the quotation the word is used of a broad-brimmed hat.
- n. Same as pavesade.
- To provide with large shields.
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- n. (Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position
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