épaulière

[ ey-pohl-yair; French ey-poh-lyer ]
/ ˌeɪ poʊlˈyɛər; French eɪ poʊˈlyɛr /

noun, plural é·pau·lières [ey-pohl-yairz; French ey-poh-lyer] /ˌeɪ poʊlˈyɛərz; French eɪ poʊˈlyɛr/. Armor.

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Origin of épaulière

< French, equivalent to épaule (see epaulet) + -ière, feminine form of -ier -ier2; cf. brassiere

Definition for epauliere (2 of 2)

pauldron
[ pawl-druh n ]
/ ˈpɔl drən /

noun Armor.

a piece of plate armor for the shoulder and the uppermost part of the arm, often overlapping the adjacent parts of the chest and back.
Also called epaulière.
Compare spaulder.

Origin of pauldron

1400–50; earlier paleron, poleron, late Middle English polron, pollerons (plural) < Middle French espalleron shoulder. See epaulet
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Example sentences from the Web for epauliere

  • I smote him back, a mighty blow upon his epauliere that shore the steel plate from his shoulder, and left him a vulnerable spot.

    The Shame of Motley|Raphael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for epauliere

pauldron
/ (ˈpɔːldrən) /

noun

either of two metal plates worn with armour to protect the shoulders

Word Origin for pauldron

C15: from French espauleron, from espaule shoulder; see epaulette
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