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greave

(grēv)
n.
A piece of armor worn below the knee to protect the front of the leg.

[Singular of Middle English greves, from Old French, from greve, part in the hair (greaves probably being so called because the medial ridge running down the front of many greaves was thought to resemble the part in a head of hair), from graver, to part (the hair), engrave; see gravure.]

greave

(ɡriːv)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (often plural) a piece of armour worn to protect the shin from the ankle to the knee
[C14: from Old French greve, perhaps from graver to part the hair, of Germanic origin]
greaved adj

greave

(griv)

n.
armor for the leg between the knee and ankle.
[1300–50; Middle English greves (pl.) < Old French, of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greave - armor plate that protects legs below the kneegreave - armor plate that protects legs below the knee
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
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