tuille

noun
\ ˈtwēl How to pronounce tuille (audio) \

Definition of tuille

: one of the hinged plates before the thigh in plate armor — see armor illustration

First Known Use of tuille

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tuille

Middle English toile, from Anglo-French toille, probably alteration of tuille, tiule tile, from Latin tegula — more at tile entry 1

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“Tuille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuille. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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