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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“Pauldron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pauldron. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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