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Meaning of pauldron

paul•dron

Pronunciation: (pôl'drun), [key]
— n. Armor.
  1. 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 calledCf.See diag. under
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