passegarde definition

  • noun:
    • A ridge or projecting advantage on a shoulder piece to turn the blow of a lance or other tool from the joint of armour.
    • A ridge or projecting advantage on a shoulder piece to make the blow of a lance or any other gun from the joint of the armor.
    • In medieval armor, a ridge or projecting piece in the pauldrons or shoulderpieces, to ward off the blow of the lance. They very first can be found in the time of Henry VI. Additionally pasgarde, pass-guard.
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