spaulder

[ spawl-der ]
/ ˈspɔl dər /

noun Armor.

a pauldron, especially one for protecting only a shoulder.

Origin of spaulder

earlier spauld shoulder (Middle English spald, spalde < Old French espalde, espalle < Latin spatula spatula) + -er1
Also called monnion.
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