from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of armour which covers the abdomen or lower body.
  • n. Obsolete form of pansy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The pansy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete variant of paunch.
  • n. In armor: Same as cuirass.
  • n. Body-armor of linked mail; also, the brigandine, in the sense of any coat of fence for the lower part of the body. Also paunch.
  • n. Same as pance, pansy.


From Anglo-Norman pance, Middle French pans. (Wiktionary)
Variant forms. (Wiktionary)



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