- a piece of plate armor for the shoulder and the uppermost part of the arm, often overlapping the adjacent parts of the chest and back.
Origin of pauldron
Examples from the Web for pauldron
Historical Examples of pauldron
To the left shoulder-piece or pauldron one of the upright neck-guards is still fixed by rivets.Armour in England
J. Starkie Gardner
The term Bufe is sometimes wrongly used for the upright shoulder-guards on the pauldron.Armour & Weapons
Charles John Ffoulkes
Pauldron, pawl′dron, n. a separable shoulder-plate in medieval armour.
The left arm being defended by the target has no espalier or pauldron, but only coude, vambraces, and gauntlets.Spanish Arms and Armour
Albert F. Calvert
- either of two metal plates worn with armour to protect the shoulders
Word Origin for pauldron
"armor for the shoulder," mid-15c., from Old French espauleron, from espaule (French épaule) "shoulder" (see epaulet)