jambeau
jambeau jam*beau", n. 1. (Ancient armor) See {jambes}.

Syn: greave. [PJC]

2. A type of spikefish of the Atlantic Ocean, {Parahollardia lineata}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jambeau — [jam′bō΄] n. pl. jambeaux [jam′bōz΄] [ME < OFr jambe: see JAMB] GREAVE …   English World dictionary

  • Jambeau — Jamb Jamb, Jambe Jambe, Jambeau Jambeau, n. See {Jambes}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jambeau — noun (plural jambeaux) Etymology: Middle English, probably modification of Anglo French jambers, plural, from jambe Date: 14th century a piece of medieval armor for the leg below the knee see armor illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jambeau — /jam boh/, n., pl. jambeaux / bohz/. 1. Armor. greave. 2. a spikefish, Parahollardia lineata, found in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean. [1350 1400; ME < AF, equiv. to jambe leg (see JAMB1) + eau < L ellus dim. suffix; see ELLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Jambeau — Protection for a rider s legs, extending from the saddle. [< OldFr. jambe = leg] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • jambeau — jam·beau …   English syllables

  • jambeau — jam•beau [[t]ˈdʒæm boʊ[/t]] n. pl. beaux ( bōz). her greave • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME jambeus (pl.), prob. < AF < MF jambe leg (see jamb) …   From formal English to slang

  • jambeau — /ˈdʒæmboʊ/ (say jamboh) noun (plural jambeaux /ˈdʒæmboʊz/ (say jambohz)) armour for the leg; a greave. {Middle English iambeau, from Anglo French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • jambeau — noun armor plate that protects legs below the knee • Syn: ↑greave • Hypernyms: ↑armor plate, ↑armour plate, ↑armor plating, ↑plate armor, ↑plate armour • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parahollardia lineata — jambeau jam*beau , n. 1. (Ancient armor) See {jambes}. Syn: greave. [PJC] 2. A type of spikefish of the Atlantic Ocean, {Parahollardia lineata}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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