Rerebrace
Rerebrace \Rere"brace`\ (r?r"br?s"), n. [F. arri?re-bras.] (Anc. Armor) Armor for the upper part of the arm. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rerebrace — A rerebrace (sometimes known as an upper cannon [cite book |coauthors=David Edge, John Miles Paddock |title=Arms Armor of the Medieval Knight |year=1993 |origyear=1988 |edition=Crescent Books reprint |publisher=Crescent Books |location=New York… …   Wikipedia

  • rerebrace — /rear brays /, n. Armor. a piece of plate armor for the upper arm; an upper cannon. Cf. vambrace (def. 1). See diag. under armor. [1300 50; ME, equiv. to rere ( < MF rere, riere behind, backward < L retro RETRO ) + BRACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rerebrace — plate armor for the upper arm. ♦ Plate defence for the upper arm. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 250) …   Medieval glossary

  • rerebrace — rere·brace …   English syllables

  • rerebrace — rere•brace [[t]ˈrɪərˌbreɪs[/t]] n. her a piece of plate armor for the upper arm • Etymology: 1300–50; ME < AF, =rere (OF r(i) ere rear, hindmost < L retrō; see retro ) +brasarm; see brace …   From formal English to slang

  • rerebrace — /ˈrɪəbreɪs/ (say rearbrays) noun a piece of armour for the upper arm; upper cannon. Compare vambrace. {Middle English, from Anglo French (compare brace) rerebras, from rere back + bras arm} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rerebrace — noun cannon that provides plate armor for the upper arm • Syn: ↑upper cannon • Hypernyms: ↑cannon • Part Holonyms: ↑body armor, ↑body armour, ↑suit of armor, ↑suit of armour, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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