[ poh-leyn ]
/ ˈpoʊ leɪn /
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a piece for the knee, made of plate or leather.
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Also called knee cop.
Origin of poleyn
1350–1400; Middle English poleyn, polayne<Old French po(u)lain< ?
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How to use poleyn in a sentence
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
/ (ˈpəʊleɪn) /
a piece of armour for protecting the kneeAlso called: kneecap
Word Origin for poleyn
from Old French polain
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