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 (brə-särd′, brăs′ärd′)
1. A band or badge worn around the upper arm.
2. also bras·sart (brə-särt′, brăs′ärt′) A piece of armor covering the arm, especially from elbow to shoulder.

[French, from Old French bras, arm, from Latin brācchium; see brachium.]
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(ˈbræsɑːd) or


1. (Clothing & Fashion) an identifying armband or badge
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of armour for the upper arm
[C19: from French, from bras arm, from Latin brachium]
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(ˈbræs ɑrd, brəˈsɑrd)

1. a decorative band worn around the upper arm, as to signify an afffiliation.
2. plate armor for the arm.
[1820–30; < French, =bras arm (see brace) + -ard -ard]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brassard - armor plate that protects the armbrassard - armor plate that protects the arm  
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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