Passegarde

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Passegarde (Anc. Armor) A ridge or projecting edge on a shoulder piece to turn the blow of a lance or other weapon from the joint of the armor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n passegarde In medieval armor, a ridge or projecting piece on the pauldrons or shoulderpieces, to ward off the blow of the lance. They first appear in the time of Henry VI. Also pasgarde, pass-guard.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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