from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as & épaulière.
- n. Armor of the shoulder, especially when added to the hauberk or gambeson as an additional defense. See cuts under epaulet, 2, and pauldron.
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Once dressed, Waylander returned to the cave and looped his chain-mail shoulder-guard in place over his black leather jerkin.
Beneath his cloak the warrior wore a chain-mail shoulder-guard over a leather vest which bore many gashes and dents and carefully repaired tears.
Gellan was hot and tired, sweat sliding down the back of his neck under the chain-mail shoulder-guard and causing his spine to itch unbearably.
Then he placed his mail-ringed shoulder-guard in place.
It is exciting because the _retiarius_, nude except for one small shoulder-guard and a scanty apron, appears to have no chance whatever against the _secutor_ with his big vizored helmet, his complete body-armor, his kilt of lapped leather straps plated with polished metal scales, his greaves or leg-rings or boots and his full-length, curved shield and Spanish sword.
Through helm and shoulder-guard the arrows made their way; the soldiers held their shields above their heads, but the thanes had no such protection.