pauldron

noun

paul·​dron
ˈpȯldrən
variants or pouldron
ˈpōl-
plural -s
: a piece of armor covering the shoulder where the body piece and arm piece join compare epaulet sense 1b

Word History

Etymology

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 18 May. 2024.

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