Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A general name of plate-armor for the defense of the arms.

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Examples

  • Most had breastplates of boiled leather, and arm-guards and greaves of hammered bronze.

    Elephant in the City

  • Diric already sported leather arm-guards inlaid with iron settings that held large oil-iron cabochons, courtesy of Kala's hands, and she was working on a matching collar as well.

    Elvenborn

  • Finally he selected a pair of arm-guards, studded with plates of iron.

    Conan The Hunter

  • The dim lamplight glittered on his rose-crystal necklace and his arm-guards of inlaid bronze; his kilt was stitched with those shining green beetles they dry in Egypt and use for jewels, and he smelt of hyacinths.

    The King Must Die

  • Then we have brassards or arm-guards; the rere-brace for the upper arm, the vam-brace for the lower, and the elbow-piece called a "coudiere."

    Bayard: the Good Knight Without Fear and Without Reproach

  • Then three spare cords should be carried for each bow, with a great store of arrow-heads, besides the brigandines of chain mail, the wadded steel caps, and the brassarts or arm-guards, which were the proper equipment of the archer.

    The White Company

  • Then three spare cords should be carried for each bow, with a great store of arrow-heads, besides the brigandines of chain mail, the wadded steel caps, and the brassarts or arm-guards, which were the proper equipment of the archer.

    The White Company

  • In vain, the Mantis tries to open her saw-toothed arm-guards; in vain, the Hornet makes play with her dagger; in vain, the Beetle stiffens his legs and arches his back: a fresh wave of threads swoops down and paralyses every effort.

    The Life of the Spider

  • 1450: A little statistic for you to chew on as Cook and Strauss strap on the arm-guards and visit the smallest annex of the dressing-room for the last time: the Windies have only won two of their last 30 Test matches, and lost 17 of them.

    British Blogs

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