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a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle
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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.]
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(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]
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armor for the leg between the knee and ankle.
[1300–50; Middle English greves (pl.) < Old French, of uncertain orig.]
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|Noun||1.||greave - 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
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