braconnière

noun bra·con·nière \¦brakən¦ye(ə)r\

Definition of braconnière

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at braccae


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