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lance rest

noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of 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

lance rest

noun
  1. a hinged bracket on the breastplate of a medieval horseman on which the lance was rested in a charge
  2. a similar structure on a knight's saddle
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