brassard

noun
bras·sard | \ brə-ˈsärd , ˈbra-ˌsärd \

Definition of brassard 

1 : armor for protecting the arm — see armor illustration

2 : a cloth band worn around the upper arm usually bearing an identifying mark

First Known Use of brassard

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brassard

French brassard, from Middle French brassal, from Old Italian bracciale, from braccio arm, from Latin bracchium — more at brace

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