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poleyn

[ poh-leyn ]
/ ˈpoʊ leɪn /
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noun Armor.

a piece for the knee, made of plate or leather.

Nearby words

poler, poles apart, polestar, poleward, poley, poleyn, polglish, poli sci, poliakoff, polianite, police

Origin of poleyn

1350–1400; Middle English poleyn, polayne < Old French po(u)lain < ?
Also called knee cop.
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Examples from the Web for poleyn

  • I would fain see these youths; said you not they were but youths, Poleyn?

    The Lord of Dynevor|Evelyn Everett-Green

British Dictionary definitions for poleyn

poleyn

/ (ˈpəʊleɪn) /

noun

a piece of armour for protecting the kneeAlso called: kneecap

Word Origin for poleyn

from Old French polain
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