A French term for an arm was used in tilts or tournaments during the Middle Ages; it was a kind of sword with a ring or knob placed at the tip of the blad to prevent it from causing a dangerous wound.
Related term(s): Tournament; Knight
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 28.