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acton hacqueton a stuffed jacket worn under the mail.
ailette a plate of armour worn on the shoulder.
antiarmor designed to combat armor.
armet a kind of light helmet, replacing the BASSINET.
armguard a protective piece of armour for the arm > ARMGUARDS.
armor armour defensive clothing, esp. of metal, chain mail, etc.; (verb) to protect with armour.
armorless (US) without armor.
armourless without armour.
aventail aventaile ventail ventaile ventayle the movable front to a helmet.
backplate a piece of armour for the back.
barbut a type of helmet.
bard barde a piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; (verb) to armour a horse.
basinet basnet bassinet bascinet a light, conical helmet.
bever bevor a beaver, face-armour.
bracer an archer's leather arm-guard.
brassard brassart a piece of armour for the arm.
brigandine leather armour with metal scales.
buckler a light shield.
burganet burgonet a visored helmet that can be fitted or attached to the gorget or neck-piece.
byrnie a coat of mail.
camail a neck guard of chain mall, hanging from the BASSINET or other headpiece.
camailed wearing a CAMAIL.
caparison an ornamented covering for a horse, esp. a warhorse; (verb) to adorn a horse.
capeline capelline a small iron skullcap worn by archers
casque a helmet.
casqued wearing a CASQUE.
cataphract a suit of mail; a soldier in full armour.
chaffron chamfrain chamfron chanfron a piece of leather, or plate of steel, to protect the head of a horse in battle.
chausses pantaloons or tight coverings for the legs and feet, esp. of mail. N.B. there is no singular CHAUSSE*.
cheekpiece the part of a helmet, bridle etc. covering the cheek.
cimier the crest of a helmet; a removable heraldic device or favour of courtly love.
corium a leather armour > CORIA or CORIUMS.
corselet corselette corslet a cuirass, a protective body covering of leather.
corsleted wearing a CORSLET, a cuirass, a protective body covering of leather.
cuirass armour for breast and back; (verb) to equip with a cuirass.
cuish cuisse a piece of armour for the thighs.
curat curiet a CUIRASS.
dishelm to deprive of the helmet.
dismayl to deprive of mail.
empanoply to clothe in full armor.
enshield to defend, as with a shield.
flancard a piece of armour for the thigh, or for the flank of a horse.
gambeson a leather or quilted coat worn as armour.
gantelope gantlope an armoured glove.
gantlet an armoured glove; (verb) to protect with an armoured glove.
gauntlet an armoured glove; (verb) to protect with an armoured glove.
genouillere a jointed knee-piece in armour.
giambeux leg-armour, greaves.
gorget a piece of armour for the throat.
gorgeted wearing a GORGET, a piece of armour for the throat.
greave greve armour covering the lower leg.
habergeon haubergeon a sleeveless mail coat.
hacqueton see ACTON.
hauberk a tunic-like coat of mail.
headpeace a headpiece, helmet.
heaume a massive helmet.
heelpiece a piece of armor to protect the heels.
helm a helmet; (verb) to fit with a helm.
helmet a protective piece for the head; (verb) to fit with a helmet.
helmetlike like a helmet.
helmless destitute of a HELM.
hielaman an Australian Aboriginal narrow shield of bark and wood.
jack medieval leather coat worn as armour; (verb) to raise with a type of lever.
jamb to jam; (noun) a piece of leg armour, a greave. Also JAMBE.
jambe a piece of leg-armour, a greave. Also JAMB.
jambeau armor for the legs below the knees, a greave > JAMBEAUX, JAMBEAUS.
jamber jambier jambart armor for the legs below the knees, a greave.
jambeux armor for the legs below the knees, a greave.
jazerant jesserant a coat of mail made of small plates of metal sewed upon linen or the like.
knapscal knapscull knapskull a kind of helmet.
lamboys kilted flexible steel plates worn skirt-like from the waist. N.B. there is no singular LAMBOY*.
loric lorica a leather corslet. The plural of LORICA is LORICAE or LORICAS.
lorication the act of loricating; the protecting substance put on; a covering of scales or plates.
mandilion mandylion a loose outer garment worn over armour.
mentonniere a piece of armour for the chin and throat.
mesail mezail a visor, esp. one made in two parts.
morion morrion a crested metal helmet worn by soldiers in the 1500's and 1600's.
pallette a piece of armour protecting the armpit.
pauldron puldron pouldron a shoulder-plate of a suit of armour.
pavis pavise pavisse a shield for the entire body.
pelta a light BUCKLER >PELTAE or PELTAS.
peytral peytrel poitrel a piece of armour for the breast of a horse.
pickelhaube the spiked helmet worn by German or Prussian soldiers before World War I.
placcat placcate placket a leather doublet with strips of steel.
plastral relating to a PLASTRON, a fencer's padded breast-shield; a steel breastplate worn under hauberk.
plastron plastrum a fencer's padded breast-shield; a steel breastplate worn under hauberk
poitrel see PEYTRAL.
poleyn a piece of armour for the knee.
pouldron see PAULDRON.
puldron see PAULDRON.
rerebrace armour for the arm from shoulder to elbow.
rondache a circular shield carried by foot soldiers.
sabaton a foot-covering as part of suit of armour.
salade salet sallad in medieval armour, a light helmet extending over the back of the neck.
sallet in medieval armour, a light helmet extending over the back of the neck. Also SALET.
schapska a flat-topped cavalry helmet. [Fr. from Polish czapka, cap].
scutal pertaining to shields.
soleret solleret a metallic pointy toed shoe worn by knights; a SABATON.
stomacher armour for the chest; a covering or ornament for the chest area.
tace tasse taslet tasset (in plate armour) one of a series of overlapping pieces forming a kind of skirt.
tonlet a set of overlapping strips on armour skirt.
tuille armour plate hanging below the TASSES.
tuillette a small TUILLE, a piece of armour plate hanging below the TASSES.
umbo the boss of a shield > UMBOS or UMBONES.
umbonic of or like an UMBO, the boss of a shield.
umbrere umbriere the visor of a helmet.
umbril a visor on a helmet to protect the eyes from light.
unarmored (US) not armored.
unarmoured not armoured.
unvisor to remove or open the vizor of.
vambrace vantbrace vantbrass a piece of armour designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.
vambraced wearing a VAMBRACE, a piece of armour designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.
vamplate a round of iron on the shaft of a tilting spear, to protect the hand.
vantbrace see VAMBRACE.
ventail ventaile ventayle see AVENTAIL.
visard a mask or visor. See also VIZARD.
visor vizor a movable part of a helmet covering the face, or the upper part of the face, with holes or slits for the eyes and mouth; (verb) to disguise or cover with a visor.
visorless vizorless without a visor.
vizard a mask or visor; (verb) to mask, conceal. [Note that only VIZARD, not VISARD, can be used as a verb].
vizor see VISOR.