épaulière

noun épau·lière \ ¦āˌpōl¦ye(ə)r \

Definition of épaulière

plural -s
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of épaulière

French, from Old French espauliere, from espaule


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