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spaulder

[spawl-der]
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noun Armor.
  1. a pauldron, especially one for protecting only a shoulder.
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Origin of spaulder

earlier spauld shoulder (Middle English spald, spalde < Old French espalde, espalle < Latin spatula spatula) + -er1
Also called monnion.
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