Pavisor
Pavisor Pa*vis"or, n. (Mil. Antiq.) A soldier who carried a pavise. [1913 Webster]

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  • pavisor — noun A foot soldier trained in the use of the pavais. In the list of the army that accompanied K. Edward III., to Calais, we find many pavisors, these were probably men trained to the use of the pavais, which must have required dexterity as well… …   Wiktionary

  • pavisor — pav·i·sor …   English syllables

  • pavisor — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pavais — Pavise Pa*vise, n. [OF. pavaix, F. pavois; cf. It. pavese, LL. pavense; perh. named from Pavia in Italy.] (Mil. Antiq.) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pavese — Pavise Pa*vise, n. [OF. pavaix, F. pavois; cf. It. pavese, LL. pavense; perh. named from Pavia in Italy.] (Mil. Antiq.) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pavesse — Pavise Pa*vise, n. [OF. pavaix, F. pavois; cf. It. pavese, LL. pavense; perh. named from Pavia in Italy.] (Mil. Antiq.) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pavise — Pa*vise, n. [OF. pavaix, F. pavois; cf. It. pavese, LL. pavense; perh. named from Pavia in Italy.] (Mil. Antiq.) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it. [Written also {pavais},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paviser — noun see pavisor …   Useful english dictionary

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