poitrel

noun poi·trel \ˈpȯi‧trəl\

Definition of poitrel

plural

-s

  1. :  a medieval often richly decorated piece of armor used to protect the breast of a horse

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Origin and Etymology of poitrel

Middle French poitral, from Latin pectorale breastplate, from neuter of pectoralis of the chest, pectoral — more at pectoral


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