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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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