Noun Vambrace Definition and Examples


Noun:

Vambrace

Pronunciation:

/ˈvambreɪs/

Definition:
1.

noun

A piece of armour for the arm, especially the forearm.
  1. 'The vambrace features a rolled edge and carries the same design as the proceeding plates.'
  2. 'He shrugged his shoulders, trying to get comfortable in his suit of chainmail, but his vambraces were making his forearm feel heavy.'
((n.) The piece designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.)


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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