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Armor Glossary

Besagew
small saucer plates used to protect the armpits.
Breastplate
plate armor that protected the chest and abdomen.
Breaths
apertures in a helm or helmet for air.
Cod-piece
a piece of plate used to protect the groin.
Couter
armor protecting the elbow.
Cuisse
armor protecting the thigh.
Gauntlet
a glove, usually of plate, used in protecting the hand.
Gorget
armored collar to protect the neck.
Greave
armor protecting the shin and calf.
Lance-rest
an adjustable hook or rest fixed to the breastplate to place the lance during a joust.
Pauldron
armor protecting the shoulder area.
Poleyn
armor protecting the kneecap.
Sabaton
armor protecting the foot.
Sight
aperture in helm or helmet for vision.
Skull
plate crown of a helm or helmet.
Tasset
plates attached to the skirt of an armor protecting the front of the hips and thighs.
Vambrace
armor protecting the forearm.
Visor
moveable plate attached to helmet, protecting the face.

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