Definition of brassard in English:

brassard

Syllabification: bras·sard
Pronunciation: /brəˈsärd, ˈbrasˌärd
 
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noun

  • 1A band worn on the sleeve, typically having an identifying mark and worn with a uniform.
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    • Velcro patches have been placed on the top of each sleeve to enable brassards and badges to be fitted as required.
    • The new brassard is a standard part of the SECPOL uniform worn with DCPUs and working dress.
    • There's a tale in which those who choose to go about armed wear a brassard signifying the fact, and legal gunfights may break out at any time over matters large or trivial.
  • 1.1 historical A piece of armor for the upper arm.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting a piece of armor for the upper arm): from French, from bras 'arm'.

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