- a shoulder strap attached to the inner side of a shield.
Origin of guige
1350–1400; Middle English gige < Old French guige extra strap for shield
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Examples from the Web for guige
By aid of the guige, the shield, when not in use, could be carried at the back.
The shield was attached to the wearer by a thong passing round the neck, called the Guige.Armour & Weapons
Charles John Ffoulkes
The guige or strap for suspension has already been described, as to its purpose, in our first division.
The Round target supported by its guige appears in a group of fighters in Harl.
See note to next chapter, as to the use of the shield, and the enarmes,and guige.The Chronicle of the Norman Conquest