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n. pl. jam·beaux (-bōz)
A piece of armor for the leg below the knee.

[Middle English, probably from Old North French *jambeau, from Old French jambe, leg; see jamb.]
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(ˈdʒæmbəʊ) ,






n, pl -beaux (-bəʊz) , -barts, -bers or -biers
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (often plural) other words for greave
[C14: from Anglo-French, from jambe leg; see jamb]
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jambeau - armor plate that protects legs below the kneejambeau - 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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