Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. armour for the upper part of the arm

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Armor for the upper part of the arm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The armor of the upper arm from the shoulder to the elbow-joint, especially when it is of steel or leather worn over the sleeve of the hauberk, or replacing it by inclosing the arm in a complete cylinder. Also arrièrebras.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. cannon that provides plate armor for the upper arm

Etymologies

French arrière-bras. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I then went to work on his arms, affixing the pauldron, the rerebrace and couter.

    Sir Apropos of Nothing

  • The Frenchman, whirling up his sword, showed for an instant a chink betwixt his shoulder piece and the rerebrace which guarded his upper arm.

    The White Company

  • a chink betwixt his shoulder piece and the rerebrace which guarded his upper arm.

    The White Company

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