from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as chin-band, .


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  • Also, because of the bar down the middle, which was connected to the chin-piece, the shock of the blows to my head was distributed in an odd way, such that a lot of the force was going to my jaw.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • Gisco slipped his fingers under his chin, for the chin-piece of the helmet used in course of time to occasion two callosities there; these were called carobs, and “to have the carobs” was an expression used to denote a veteran.


  • The berserk was sitting on his horse wearing his helmet, the chin-piece of which was not fastened.

    Grettir the Strong, Icelandic Saga

  • In many cases a vizor, or other face protection, and a chin-piece are found in addition, so that this piece of armour is sometimes mistaken for an armet (_q. v._), but it can always be distinguished by the projecting brim in front.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • I devised an apparatus which consists of a simple cap fitting the head snugly; a cap of soft material fitting the chin; and a piece of elastic webbing tacked to the chin-piece and to the head-cap near the ears.

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • Now that he sat at table he loosened the chin-piece, but he still presented almost the appearance of a masked man, for beneath the eyes was nothing but a confusion of unkempt tawny beard.

    Thorkild Viborg


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