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Meaning of GREAVES

Pronunciation:  greevz

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  armor plate that protects legs below the knee

GREAVES is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: greave, jambeau
 See Also: armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, plate armor, plate armour, suit of armor, suit of armour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Greaves\ (gr[=e]vz), n. pl. [Cf. dial. Sw. grevar
greaves, LG. greven, G. griebe, also AS. greofa pot. Cf.
The sediment of melted tallow. It is made into cakes for
dogs' food. In Scotland it is called {cracklings}. [Written
also {graves}.]

Easton Bible Dictionary

only in 1 Sam. 17:6, a piece of defensive armour (q.v.) reaching from the foot to the knee; from French greve, "the shin." They were the Roman cothurni.