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vambrace (n.)

armor or guard for the forearm, early 14c., from Anglo-French vant-bras, from Old French avant-bras, from avant "before, in front of" (see avant) + bras "an arm" (see brace (n.)).

updated on March 08, 2014

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Definitions of vambrace from WordNet

vambrace (n.)
cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm;
Synonyms: lower cannon
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