vambrace

noun
vam·​brace | \ ˈvamˌbrās\

Definition of vambrace

: a piece of medieval armor designed to protect the forearm

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History and Etymology for 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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