Vamplate
Vamplate Vam"plate`, n. [F. avant fore, fore + E. plate.] A round of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand. [Written also {vamplet}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • vamplate — /vam playt /, n. Armor. a metal plate mounted on a lance in front of the grip to protect the hand. [1300 50; ME vaunplate < AF vaunt fore (see AVAUNT) + plate PLATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vamplate — The circular plate of leather or metal attached to a *lance intended to protect the hand or deflect an opponent s weapon …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • vamplate — [ vampleɪt] noun historical a circular plate on a spear or lance designed to protect the hand. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr. vauntplate, from avant before + plate thin plate ; cf. vambrace …   English new terms dictionary

  • vamplate — vam·plate …   English syllables

  • vamplate — n. hist. an iron plate on a lance protecting the hand when the lance was couched. Etymology: ME f. AF vauntplate (as VAMBRACE, PLATE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • vamplet — Vamplate Vam plate , n. [F. avant fore, fore + E. plate.] A round of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand. [Written also {vamplet}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lance — For other uses, see Lance (disambiguation). Norman cavalry attacks the Anglo Saxon shield wall at the Battle of Hastings as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. The lances are held with one handed over the head grip. A Lance is a pole weapon or spear …   Wikipedia

  • Защитное снаряжение Средневековой Европы — …   Википедия

  • vambrace — [ vambreɪs] noun historical a piece of armour for the arm, especially the forearm. Origin ME: from an Anglo Norman Fr. shortening of OFr. avantbras, from avant before + bras arm ; cf. vamplate …   English new terms dictionary

  • vanplate — obs. form of vamplate …   Useful english dictionary

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