American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A band or badge worn around the upper arm.
- n. A piece of armor covering the arm, especially from elbow to shoulder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an armor plate that protects the arm.
- n. armor plate that protects the arm
- From French bras ("arm") and brassard (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French bras, arm, from Latin brācchium; see brachium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A month ago he would have had doubts about the meaning of "brassard"; now it seemed to be the very keyword for national organisation.”
“An MP had left his black-and-white brassard; next to the brassard, a member of the Third Infantry had propped his buff strap and Old Guard cockade.”
“Please let me know what you think, thanks theresa brassard”
“Yet another white-button-shirt paced in my direction, his green peace-brassard hanging loose.”
“He had a badge in his cap and on his arm a brassard with the royal escutcheon; he invariably honoured me with a stiff, military salute which increased my importance in the hotel at the expense of my reputation as an innocent and unofficial man of letters.”
“They fired at the men who were bearing off the wounded in litters; they fired at the doctors who came to the front, and at the chaplains who started to hold burial service; the conspicuous Red Cross brassard worn by all of these non-combatants, instead of serving as a protection, seemed to make them the special objects of the guerilla fire.”
“Personnel must wear a blue helmet liner or blue beret with UN badge, blue brassard or armband, shoulder patch, blue scarf, and identity card.”
“My right entered what had been his own right arm equally easily, but emerged from the damaged brassard, protected only at the shoulder.”
“In a moment more, only a landing intervened, and I could see him well; his right arm was gone, and indeed appeared to have been torn away, for tattered remnants still dangled and bled from the polished brassard.”
“He wore a belt to support a pouch, a brassard of authority, and, yes, a crucifix.”
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