Vantbrace
Vantbrace Vant"brace, Vantbrass Vant"brass, n. [F. avant fore + bras arm: cf. F. brassard armor for the arm, brace, forearm. Cf. {Vambrace}.] (Anc. Armor) Armor for the arm; vambrace. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vantbrace — 1) Avawmbrace Piece of armour for the fore arm, in tubular or part tubular form, made either of metal or of cuir bouilli. [< OldFr. avant = before + bras = arm] Cf. Bracer 2) Her. An arm sheathed in armour …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • vantbrace — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vantbrass — Vantbrace Vant brace, Vantbrass Vant brass, n. [F. avant fore + bras arm: cf. F. brassard armor for the arm, brace, forearm. Cf. {Vambrace}.] (Anc. Armor) Armor for the arm; vambrace. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angle brace — Brace Brace, n. [OF. brace, brasse, the two arms, embrace, fathom, F. brasse fathom, fr. L. bracchia the arms (stretched out), pl. of bracchium arm; cf. Gr. ?.] 1. That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brace — Brace, n. [OF. brace, brasse, the two arms, embrace, fathom, F. brasse fathom, fr. L. bracchia the arms (stretched out), pl. of bracchium arm; cf. Gr. ?.] 1. That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brawn — Brawn, n. [OF. braon fleshy part, muscle, fr. HG. br?to flesh, G. braten roast meat; akin to Icel. br?? flesh, food of beasts, AS. br?de roast meat, br?dan to roast, G. braten, and possibly to E. breed.] 1. A muscle; flesh. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vam|brace — «VAM brays», noun. defensive armor for the forearm. ╂[alteration of earlier vantbrace < Anglo French vantbras, short for avantbras < avant before + bras arm] …   Useful english dictionary

  • vauntbrace — vauntbrace, bras(se varr. and obs. forms of vantbrace …   Useful english dictionary

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