noun vam·plate \ˈvamˌplāt\

Definition of vamplate

  1. :  a round plate of iron mounted on the shaft of a lance or tilting spear to protect the hand

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Origin and Etymology of vamplate

Middle English, vaunplate, from Anglo-French vaunt- fore- (from Old French avant-) + plate — more at vanguard

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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