pauldron

noun
paul·dron | \ ˈpȯldrən \
variants: or pouldron \ˈpōl- \
plural -s

Definition of pauldron 

: a piece of armor covering the shoulder where the body piece and arm piece join — compare epaulet sense 1b

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History and Etymology for pauldron

Middle English polrond, modification of Middle French espauleron, from espaule shoulder, from Old French

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