A piece of armour that was a long, curved plate, covering the upper arm. Worn above the vambrace.
Related term(s): Plate Armour; Vambrace; Bracer; Codiere; Couter; Besagues
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 33.