from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A round of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A round plate of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plate of iron carried upon the lance, the lance passing through it.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a gauntlet.
French avant, "fore", and English plate. (Wiktionary)