Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n genouillere Milit.: The kneepiece, of hammered iron, introduced toward the close of the thirteenth century, and worn at first over the chausses of mail, being held in place by a strap passing round the leg, and consisting at first of a dish-shaped or slightly pointed roundel.
- n genouillere An articulated piece forming a part of the jambe or of the cuissart in the fourteenth century, and later furnished with large wings which projected backward on each side of the knee-joint.
- n genouillere In fortification: The part of the interior slope of the parapet below the sill of an embrasure, serving to cover the lower part of the gun-carriage.
- n genouillere The height of the parapet above the banquette in a barbette battery.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- n Genouillere zhe-nōō-yār the knee-piece in armour.