from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The armor of the shoulder when it is a piece separate from that of the body and of the arm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mil. Antiq.) A piece of armor covering the shoulder at the junction of the body piece and arm piece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A component of plate armour that protects the shoulder.


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  • Penny Arcade (06/07/10):

    "It ends with you in the woods at some makeshift bazaar, seriously considering buying a pauldron."

    June 8, 2010

  • I was unaware that cauldron had any cousins, but here it is.

    Also: chauldron which is chawdron which is entrails.

    August 28, 2015

  • Nice!

    August 28, 2015