jambeau

noun
jam·​beau | \ ˈjam-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce jambeau (audio) \
plural jambeaux\ ˈjam-​(ˌ)bōz How to pronounce jambeaux (audio) \

Definition of jambeau

: a piece of medieval armor for the leg below the knee — see armor illustration

First Known Use of jambeau

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jambeau

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

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“Jambeau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jambeau. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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