from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steel shoe made of overlapping plates, forming a part of a medieval suit of armor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flexible steel shoe worn with mediaeval armour.
- n. One of the plates forming a shoe of this kind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flexible steel shoe (or one of the plates forming such a shoe), worn with mediæval armor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The steel shoe forming a part of armor in the fourteenth century and later, usually having splints overlapping one another and a long point or toe curved downward.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. armor plate that protects the foot; consists of mail with a solid toe and heel
By the crescent upon it, it should be the second son of old Sir Hugh, who had a bolt through his ankle at the intaking of Romorantin, he having rushed into the fray ere his squire had time to clasp his solleret to his greave.