braconnière

noun
bra·​con·​nière | \ ¦brakən¦ye(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of braconnière

: 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

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History and Etymology for braconnière

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/braconni%C3%A8re. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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