from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Armor used to protect the forearm.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The piece of armor designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The piece designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The piece of armor which protects the forearm from the elbow-joint to the wrist, whether covering the outer part of the arm only and worn over the sleeve of mail (compare garde-bras and brassart), or inclosing the whole forearm in a cylinder of iron. See cut under rerebrace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm
Middle English vambras, from Anglo-Norman vauntbras : vaunt (variant of Old French avaunt, before; see vanguard) + bras, arm; see bracer2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)