from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An attachment to a helmet serving to protect the neck. See
camailand couvre-nuque, and cut under armet.
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He was wearing a boiled-leather neck-guard, but instead of warding off or catching Bethina's blade, it deflected it upward.
England and elsewhere is a burgonet skull-cap with a straight brim, neck-guard and often, in addition, a fixed vizor of three thin iron bars which are screwed into, and hang down from, the brim in front of the eyes.