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brassard

noun bras·sard \brə-ˈsärd, ˈbra-ˌ\

Definition of BRASSARD

1
:  armor for protecting the arm — see armor illustration
2
:  a cloth band worn around the upper arm usually bearing an identifying mark
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Origin of BRASSARD

French brassard, from Middle French brassal, from Old Italian bracciale, from braccio arm, from Latin bracchium — more at brace
First Known Use: 1830

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