from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A round of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A round plate of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The plate of iron carried upon the lance, the lance passing through it.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a gauntlet.
In a small case are unfinished portions of a helmet and gorget, and a gilt and engraved vamplate belonging to a suit of Henry Prince of Wales.
In the lower case are finely engraved and parcel gilt chamfrons for horses 'heads, a gilt vamplate for the tilting lance belonging to Lord Chancellor Hatton, an officer's gorget of the time of Queen Anne, and various pieces of rich armour.