vamplate

noun
vam·​plate | \ ˈvamˌplāt \

Definition of vamplate

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

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History and Etymology for vamplate

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

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“Vamplate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vamplate. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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