solleret

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solleret armor plate that protects the foot; consists of mail with a solid toe and heel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solleret A flexible steel shoe (or one of the plates forming such a shoe), worn with mediæval armor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solleret The steel shoe forming a part of armor in the fourteenth century and later, usually having splints overlapping one another and a long point or toe curved downward. It was worn only when the foot was in the stirrup, and could be removed when the rider dismounted. See also cuts under armor and poulaine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Solleret sol′ėr-et the steel shoe worn in medieval armour.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. soleret,im. fr. OF. soler, shoe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. soler, a slipper, sole, a sole.

Usage

In literature:

His cuisses, greaves, and sollerets followed.
"A Knyght Ther Was" by Robert F. Young
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