poleyn


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poleyn

(ˈpəʊleɪn)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of armour for protecting the knee. Also called: kneecap
[from Old French polain]

po•leyn

(ˈpoʊ leɪn)

n.
armor for the knee.
[1350–1400; Middle English poleyn, polayne < Old French po(u)lain, of uncertain orig.]
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part of the body did a piece of armour called a poleyn protect?
The artifacts of armor included sabatons or foot defences, poleyn or knee defences, and spurs with elegant, four-inch necks holding the rowls.