Medieval Glossary

Stop Rib

A ridge of metal on the breastplate that prevented weapons from sliding up to the throat. It was shaped like a 'V.'

Related term(s): Breastplate; Lance Rest; Mameliere; Placate; Backplate; Plate Armour
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 05.08.05
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 42.


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