from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medieval armor:
  • n. A plate of steel used as additional defense, and specifically the doubling of the lower part of the breastplate, often made by bolting on an additional solid thickness of iron: a similar placcate was used for the back.
  • n. A plate of hammered iron reinforcing the gambeson or brigandine in the same parts of the body as .
  • n. A garment of fence worn in the thirteenth century, consisting of a leather jacket or doublet lined with thin strips or splints of steel; a variety of the brigandine. Also placket, plaquet.


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