a support for a couched lance, fixed to the breastplate of a suit of armor.
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Origin of lance rest
First recorded in 1850–55
Words nearby lance rest
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Example sentences from the Web for lance rest
The lance-rest is of the hollow kind, peculiar to Spain and Italy.Spanish Arms and Armour|Albert F. Calvert
British Dictionary definitions for lance rest
a hinged bracket on the breastplate of a medieval horseman on which the lance was rested in a charge
a similar structure on a knight's saddle
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