Definition of vambrace
: a piece of medieval armor designed to protect the forearm
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Origin and Etymology of vambrace
Middle English vambras, vambrace, from Anglo-French vauntbras, from vaunt- fore- (from Old French avant-) + bras arm (from Old French)
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