Definition of greave
: armor for the shin
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In the hoplitodromia, or race in armor, a field of 25 athletes ran two lengths of the 210-yard-long (192-meter-long) stadium at Olympia wearing bronze greaves and helmets and lugging shields that may have weighed 30 pounds.
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Origin and Etymology of greave
Middle English greve, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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