pauldron [pôl′drən]
[ME polrond, aphetic < MFr espauleron < espaule, the shoulder: see EPAULET]
a piece of plate armor to protect the shoulder: see ARMOR

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  • Pauldron — Paul dron, n. [See {Powldron}.] (Mil. Antiq.) A piece of armor covering the shoulder at the junction of the body piece and arm piece. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pauldron — A pauldron (sometimes spelled pouldron or powldron ) is a component of plate armour, which evolved from spaulders in the 15th century. As with spaulders, pauldrons cover the shoulder area. Pauldrons tend to be larger than spaulders, covering the… …   Wikipedia

  • pauldron — /pawl dreuhn/, n. Armor. a piece of plate armor for the shoulder and the uppermost part of the arm, often overlapping the adjacent parts of the chest and back. Also called epaulière. Cf. spaulder. See diag. under armor. [1400 50; earlier paleron …   Universalium

  • pauldron — noun A component of plate armour that protects the shoulder …   Wiktionary

  • Pauldron — laminated plate armor covering the shoulder. plate armour for the shoulders, devised of several, overlapped and articulated plates. ♦ Large curved plate worn in pairs to protect the front and rear of the shoulder, replacing the spaudler at the… …   Medieval glossary

  • pauldron — paul·dron …   English syllables

  • pauldron — paul•dron [[t]ˈpɔl drən[/t]] n. her plate armor for the shoulder and upper arm • Etymology: 1400–50; earlier paleron, poleron, late ME polron, pollerons (pl.) < MF espalleron shoulder. See epaulet …   From formal English to slang

  • pauldron — /ˈpɔldrən/ (say pawldruhn) noun a piece of armour protecting the shoulder and upper part of the arm. {late Middle English paleron, from Middle French espalleron shoulder} …  

  • pauldron — …   Useful english dictionary

  • demi-pauldron — demi pauldron, pectinate, pesade, pike see demi 3, 13, 6 …   Useful english dictionary

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