jam·​beau ˈjam-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce jambeau (audio)
plural jambeaux ˈjam-(ˌ)bōz How to pronounce jambeau (audio)
: a piece of medieval armor for the leg below the knee see armor illustration

Word History


Middle English, probably modification of Anglo-French jambers, plural, from jambe

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jambeau was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Jambeau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jambeau. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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