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Synonyms for vambrace

cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm

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The complete look appears on the left, while the right displays the individual parts--the helmet, gorget, pauldrons, couters, vambraces, gauntlets--all highly detailed, colored, and set against a pale ground.
Given that Scott has been at great pains to talk up the historical accuracy of his new Russell Crowe vehicle, you might be on the look out to ensure that the paladins might are equipped with the correct bracegirdles on their vambraces and the fluting on the arquebusses starts exactly one eighth from the stock.
After tracing a basic outline of the knight's body from an oak-tag pattern *, the various sections of armor were sketched in: the helmet, the breastplate and skirt, the vambraces (arm coverings) and gauntlets (gloves), the cuisses and greave (leg coverings), and the other accoutrements and details of a suit of armor.
Blum, Boccia, and Reverseau, 1979, discuss and picture types of vambraces and cowders.
amazing quantity of bows, arrows, shields, helmets, croslets, breast and back pieces, coats of mail, gauntlets, vambraces, or armour for the arms, swords, spears, battle axes, harness for horses, and other armour offensive and defensive that the like had not been seen in the memory of man'.