Medieval Glossary


A piece of plate armour (usually round) that covers and protects the shoulder. It connects to the brassart of the upper arm (or the rerebrace) and the breastplate. It developed from the spaulder.

Related term(s): Plate Armour; Brassart; Rerebrace; Haute-pieces; Spaulder; Ailette
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 08.08.04
Last modified: 06.02.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 42.


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