plural -s
: a 16th century piece of armor for the thighs consisting of a short skirt of narrow hoop-shaped plates of steel overlapping one another and moving freely

Word History


French, from Middle French braconniere, bragonniere, probably from Old Italian braconi, plural, wide breeches worn by halberdiers, augmentative of braca breeches, from Latin braca

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“Braconnière.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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