noun épau·lière \¦āˌpōl¦ye(ə)r\

Definition of épaulière



  1. :  the part of a suit of armor covering the shoulder :  shoulder plate they were armed to the teeth … with heavy épaulières on their shoulders and iron morions on their heads — T. B. Costain

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of épaulière

French, from Old French espauliere, from espaule

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up épaulière? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!