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
French, from Old French, diminutive of soller, shoe, from Late Latin subtēlāris (calceus), (shoegear) for the sole of the foot, from subtēl, the hollow of the foot : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin tālus, ankle; see talus1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French soleret, diminutive from Old French soler shoe. (Wiktionary)
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.