kneepiece definition

  • noun:
    • The bit of armour that addresses the knee.
    • a bit shaped like a knee.
    • Same as knee-rafter.
    • An angular bit of wood found in a roof to bolster a joint where two timbers meet.
    • Milit., any defensive device always protect the leg; specially, in medieval armor, the genouillère. See cut under genouillère.
    • In ship-building, identical to leg, 3 .
    • armor plate that safeguards the leg

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