Medieval Glossary

Arme Courtoise

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
Added: 08.05.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 28.


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