[ 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.
Definition for epauliere (2 of 2)
[ pawl-druh n ]
/ ˈpɔl drən /
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.
Origin of pauldron
1400–50; earlier paleron, poleron, late Middle English polron, pollerons (plural) < Middle French espalleron shoulder. See epaulet
Also called epaulière.
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Examples 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
/ (ˈpɔːldrən) /
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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