from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The plate of iron carried upon the lance, the lance passing through it.
- noun In heraldry, a bearing representing a gauntlet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A round plate of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A round of iron on the
shaftof a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
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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.
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