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Meaning of brassard

bras•sard

Pronunciation: (bras'ärd, bru-särd'), [key]
— n.
  1. a decorative cloth band, often braided or tasseled, worn around the upper arm, as by military personnel to signify a particular group, regiment, etc.
  2. a piece of plate armor for the arm.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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