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