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  • n. A ridge or projecting edge on a shoulder piece to turn the blow of a lance or other weapon from the joint of the armour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ridge or projecting edge on a shoulder piece to turn the blow of a lance or other weapon from the joint of the armor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medieval armor, a ridge or projecting piece on the pauldrons or shoulderpieces, to ward off the blow of the lance. They first appear in the time of Henry VI. Also pasgarde, pass-guard.

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French

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