from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of brassard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Armor for the arm; -- generally used for the whole arm from the shoulder to the wrist, and consisting, in the 15th and 16th centuries, of many parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the armor of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, that part which covered the arm, superseding the vambrace, bracelet, rerebrace, etc.
  • n. A band of any material worn about the arm above the elbow.


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  • In that instant Valentina's white hand was laid upon the brassart that steeled his fore-arm.


  • If such a thing happened, I tell you that the man shall hang, though he were the best archer that ever wore brassart. "

    The White Company


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  • Some call this an arm-band.

    October 7, 2011