vambrace

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vam·brace

 (văm′brās′)
n.
A piece of armor used to protect the forearm.

[Middle English vambras, from Anglo-Norman vauntbras : vaunt (variant of Old French avaunt, before; see vanguard) + bras, arm; see bracer2.]

vambrace

(ˈvæmbreɪs) or

vantbrace

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of armour used to protect the arm
[C14: from Anglo-French vauntbras, from vaunt- (from Old French avant- fore-) + bras arm]
ˈvambraced adj

vam•brace

(ˈvæm breɪs)

n.
armor for the forearm.
[1300–50; Middle English va(u)mbras < Anglo-French (a)vantbras=avant- fore- (see avaunt) + bras arm (see brace)]
vam′braced, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vambrace - cannon of plate armor protecting the forearmvambrace - cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
cannon - (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm