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Bracer vs. Vambrace

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Bracernoun

That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.

Vambracenoun

The piece of armor designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.

Bracernoun

(archery) A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string.

Vambracenoun

The pieces of armor protecting the arm from the shoulder to the wrist. Not in common use in this sense,

Bracernoun

Armor for the forearm; a brassard.

Vambracenoun

The piece designed to protect the arm from the elbow to the wrist.

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Bracernoun

A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

Vambracenoun

cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm

Bracernoun

That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.

Vambrace

Vambraces (French: avant-bras, sometimes known as lower cannons in the Middle Ages) or forearm guards are tubular or gutter defences for the forearm worn as part of a suit of plate armour that were often connected to gauntlets. Vambraces may be worn with or without separate couters in a full suit of medieval armour.

Bracernoun

A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string; also, a brassart.

Bracernoun

A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

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Bracernoun

a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports

Bracernoun

a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)

Bracer

A bracer (or arm-guard) is a strap or sheath, commonly made of leather, stone or plastic, that covers the ventral (inside) surface of an archer's bow-holding arm. It protects the archer's forearm against injury by accidental whipping from the bowstring or the fletching of the arrow while shooting, and also prevents the loose sleeve from catching the bowstring.

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