Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In archery, a guard of leather, metal, ivory, or other substance to protect the bow-arm and wrist from the friction of the bow-string, and to prevent the string from catching on the sleeve; a bracer.

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Examples

  • A wide silver band holding one single emerald as large as a pigeon's egg confined his hair and the long arm-guard of an archer, chased elaborately in solid silver, on his right forearm were his only ornaments.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • There was a knife at his belt and another in each boot, thin and incredibly strong rope with a grappling hook coiled in one pouch at his side, a strangling-wire in another, and a darker version of his leather arm-guard strapped in place over his clothing for Hweel to land on in case he needed to.

    Owlflight

  • He wasn't wearing his arm-guard, and Darian gasped and winced as Hweel stepped onto the bare flesh - but the owl barely closed his feet around the arm and half-spread his wings to keep his balance instead of maintaining it by gripping the arm.

    Owlflight

  • The Asyri chieftain wore a helmet, cuirass, scaled kilt, greaves, and a bronze arm-guard on his sword arm.

    Time for Yesterday

  • This important point having been settled, there was the further question of arms to be discussed, which gave rise to much weighty controversy between Decimus Saxon and my father, each citing many instances from their own experiences where the presence or absence of some taslet or arm-guard had been of the deepest import to the wearer.

    Micah Clarke His Statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas and Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734

  • He wore, when shooting, a polished arm-guard or bracer, and if he had heard of anything else that an archer should have, he straightway would have procured it.

    The Magic Egg and Other Stories

  • Amid boos from the crowd, Donaire had trouble penetrating the southpaw's high arm-guard.

    NY Daily News

  • Zaheer eventually had his man caught behind for a duck with a well-directed short delivery, although television replays showed the ball had come off the arm-guard as Prince attempted evasive action.

    icScotland

  • Zaheer eventually had his man caught behind for a duck with a well-directed short delivery although television replays showed the ball had come off the arm-guard as Prince attempted evasive action.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The left-handed opener was unfortunate to be adjudged caught-behind, for replays suggested the ball had looped to Dhoni off the arm-guard, but if ever a delivery deserved a wicket it was this.

    The Hindu - Front Page

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