Definition of vamplate in English:
A circular plate on a spear or lance designed to protect the hand.
- The lance tends to slide backwards, and so a roundel is developed either ahead of the hand as a vamplate, or in front of the armpit as a ring or grapper.
- The edge of the central hole is pierced with three holes for the nails that attached the vamplates to a lance.
- We don't see lances with vamplates until the 14th century, so until that point, any spear is a potential lance as well.
Definition of vamplate in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan