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tuille

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noun \ˈtwēl\

Definition of tuille

  1. :  one of the hinged plates before the thigh in plate armor — see armor illustration



Origin and Etymology of tuille

Middle English toile, from Anglo-French toille, probably alteration of tuille, tiule tile, from Latin tegula — more at tile


First Known Use: 15th century


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