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guige

[geej, geezh]
noun Armor.
  1. a shoulder strap attached to the inner side of a shield.
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Origin of guige

1350–1400; Middle English gige < Old French guige extra strap for shield
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Historical Examples of guige

  • By aid of the guige, the shield, when not in use, could be carried at the back.

    Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe

    John Hewitt

  • The shield was attached to the wearer by a thong passing round the neck, called the Guige.

    Armour &amp; 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.