Origin of greaves
- a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle, usually composed of front and back pieces.
Origin of greave
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Contemporary Examples of greaves
As an alternative religious player, says Greaves, the Satanic Temple provides yet another “counterbalance.”
Greaves and a handful of friends founded it in January as a vehicle for a cheeky, in-your-face brand of political theater.
These days, Greaves regards traditional religion in general as both dangerously superstitious and exclusionary.
Greaves the man is equally—and intentionally—hard to get a read on.
Historical Examples of greaves
And they all had brass helmets and purple tunics, and greaves, and their shields uncovered .Anabasis
That must have been the time when you sent for Dr. Greaves at three in the morning.Ambrotox and Limping Dick
Palmer's horse was at once killed, and Greaves fell among the Pathans.Through Three Campaigns
G. A. Henty
Will you be going to Mrs. Greaves' reception after the dinner?Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908
Lucy Maud Montgomery
On the ground are the breast-plate, the greaves and the helmet.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- the residue left after the rendering of tallow
Word Origin for greaves
- Jimmy. born 1940, English footballer and television commentator on the sport; played for a number of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea; scored 44 goals in 57 matches for England (1959–67)
- (often plural) a piece of armour worn to protect the shin from the ankle to the knee
Word Origin for greave
mid-14c., plural of greave.
leg armor, c.1300, from Old French greve "shin, armor for the leg" (12c.), of unknown origin. [Klein suggests it ultimately is from Egyptian Arabic gaurab "stocking, apparel for the leg."]