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Bracer vs. Vambrace

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Main Difference

The main difference between Bracer and Vambrace is that the Bracer is a strap or sheath, commonly made of leather, stone, or plastic that covers the inside of an archer's arm to protect it while shooting and Vambrace is a plate armor for the arm; often specifically ancient or medieval armor for the forearm.

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  • Bracer (noun)

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

  • Bracer (noun)

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

  • Bracer (noun)

    Armor for the forearm; a brassard.

  • Bracer (noun)

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

  • Vambrace (noun)

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

  • Vambrace (noun)

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

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  • Bracer (noun)

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

  • Bracer (noun)

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

  • Bracer (noun)

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

  • Vambrace (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Bracer (noun)

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

  • Bracer (noun)

    a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)

  • Vambrace (noun)

    cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm

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