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the armour worn on the upper arm, particularly that on the back of the arm
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a piece of plate armor for the upper arm.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, =rere- (Old French r(i)ere rear, hindmost < Latin retrō; see retro-) + bras arm; see brace]
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Noun1.rerebrace - cannon that provides plate armor for the upper armrerebrace - cannon that provides plate armor for the upper arm
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
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