Brassart

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brassart Armor for the arm; -- generally used for the whole arm from the shoulder to the wrist, and consisting, in the 15th and 16th centuries, of many parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brassart In the armor of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, that part which covered the arm, superseding the vambrace, bracelet, rerebrace, etc.
    • n brassart A band of any material worn about the arm above the elbow. Hospital-corps men on the battle-field wear a white cloth brassart marked with a red cross.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. brassard, fr. bras, arm. See Brace (n.)

Usage

In literature:

In that instant Valentina's white hand was laid upon the brassart that steeled his fore-arm.
"Love-at-Arms" by Raphael Sabatini
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