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A steel shoe made of overlapping plates, forming a part of a medieval suit of armor.

[French, from Old French, diminutive of soller, shoe, from Late Latin subtēlāris (calceus), (shoegear) for the sole of the foot, from subtēl, the hollow of the foot : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin tālus, ankle; see talus1.]


(ˌsɒləˈrɛt) or


(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a protective covering for the foot, consisting of riveted plates of armour
[C19: from French, diminutive of Old French soller shoe, from Late Latin subtēl arch beneath the foot, from sub- + tālus ankle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solleret - armor plate that protects the footsolleret - armor plate that protects the foot; consists of mail with a solid toe and heel
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
References in classic literature ?
By the crescent upon it, it should be the second son of old Sir Hugh, who had a bolt through his ankle at the intaking of Romorantin, he having rushed into the fray ere his squire had time to clasp his solleret to his greave.