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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A very large shield covering a soldier from head to foot, often with a projecting ridge running vertically down the center.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pavise.

Etymologies

Old French pavaix, French pavois; compare Italian pavese, Latin pavense; perhaps named from Pavia in Italy. (Wiktionary)

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