Definition of greave in English:

greave

Syllabification: greave
Pronunciation: /grēv
 
/

noun

historical
  • A piece of armor used to protect the shin.
    More example sentences
    • In Caesar's time they seem to have been distinguished by armoured greaves protecting the shins and a deep plated belt.
    • An armed figure with Corinthian helmet, cuirass, and greaves, and holding a spear and round shield, runs with a very wide stride behind each chariot.
    • The discovery also includes silver cups, greaves (armour worn on the shins), bronze objects, ceramic dishes and weapons.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French greve 'shin, greave', of unknown origin.

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