Medieval Glossary


A piece of armour that covers and protects the forearm and/or wrist. Archers would wear bracers to protect their arm from getting hurt from the release of the bowstring. Also sometimes called a 'vambrace.'

Related term(s): Vambrace; Gauntlet; Codiere; Brassart
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 08.08.04
Last modified: 05.01.05


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