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A steel plate used in medieval armor for protecting the thigh.
[Middle English toile, from Old French tiule, tuile, teuille, tile, tuille, from Latin tēgula, tile; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(in a medieval suit of armour) one of the metal plates that hang down protecting the front of the thighs
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a hinged plate for the thigh in plate armor.
[1350–1400; Middle English toile < Middle French tuille, variant of teuille < Latin tēgula tile]
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|Noun||1.||tuille - armor plate that protects the hip and thigh|
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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