lance rest


noun

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
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British Dictionary definitions for lance rest

lance rest

noun

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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