Definition of vambrace in English:

vambrace

Syllabification: vam·brace
Pronunciation: /ˈvamˌbrās
 
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noun

historical
  • A piece of armor for the arm, especially the forearm.
    More example sentences
    • He shrugged his shoulders, trying to get comfortable in his suit of chainmail, but his vambraces were making his forearm feel heavy.
    • He was now clad in only his cotton tunic and trousers with the leather vambraces remaining on his forearms, his riding boots and a belt around his lean waist.
    • The vambrace features a rolled edge and carries the same design as the proceeding plates.

Origin

Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French shortening of Old French avantbras, from avant 'before' + bras 'arm'. Compare with vamplate.

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