Jambeux
Jambes Jambes, Jambeux Jam"beux, n. pl. [From F. jambe a leg: cf. OF. jambiere. See {Jamb}, n.] (Ancient Armor) In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees, usually having front and back pieces; called also {greaves}. [Written also {giambeux}.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Giambeux — Giam beux (zh[.a]m b[.u]), n. pl. [See {Jambeux}.] Greaves; armor for the legs. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • giambeux — Jambes Jambes, Jambeux Jam beux, n. pl. [From F. jambe a leg: cf. OF. jambiere. See {Jamb}, n.] (Ancient Armor) In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees, usually having front and back pieces; called also {greaves}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greaves — Jambes Jambes, Jambeux Jam beux, n. pl. [From F. jambe a leg: cf. OF. jambiere. See {Jamb}, n.] (Ancient Armor) In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees, usually having front and back pieces; called also {greaves}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jambes — Jambes, Jambeux Jam beux, n. pl. [From F. jambe a leg: cf. OF. jambiere. See {Jamb}, n.] (Ancient Armor) In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees, usually having front and back pieces; called also {greaves}. [Written also {giambeux} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quirboilly — Quir boil*ly , n. [OE. cuir bouilli.] Leather softened by boiling so as to take any required shape. Upon drying, it becomes exceedingly hard, and hence was formerly used for armor. [Obs.] His jambeux were of quyrboilly. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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