noun bras·sard \brə-ˈsärd, ˈbra-ˌ\

Definition of brassard

  1. 1 :  armor for protecting the arm — see armor illustration

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

Origin and Etymology of brassard

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

First Known Use: 1830

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