Origin of greave
Examples from the Web for greave
He, Hawberk, had negotiated for and secured the greave, and now the suit was complete.
Did you continue the search so persistently without any certainty of the greave being still in existence?
Damned if it doesn't look like a greave the old Greek warriors used to wear to protect their shins.
He must surely be a bit of a bigot, who would hastily pronounce that even Greave's Spiritual Quixotte is an irreligious work.
The legionaries began putting on their armour, fastened the greave protecting the right leg, and took up bucklers and lances.The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski
Suddenly alarmed and mystified beyond words, he shuffled forward over the snow, the greave yet clutched in a fur gloved hand.
Griff—a valley-name in east Yorkshire, probably connected with 'greave,' which is common in Derbyshire.Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England|W. P. Haskett Smith