Pavise

A pavise (or pavis, pabys, or pavesen, all of them words stemming from the name of the city of Pavia, in Italy) is a large convex shield of European origin used to protect the entire body. The pavise was also made in a smaller version for hand to hand combat and for wearing on the back of men-at-arms. It is characterized by its prominent central r...
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Pavise

• (n.) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it.
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Pavise

Pa·vise noun [ Old French pavaix , French pavois ; confer Italian pavese , Late Latin pavense ; perhaps named from Pavia in Italy.] (Mil. Antiq.) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it. [ Wr...
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Pavise

A pavise was a large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes also screened an archer with it.
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Pavise

A shield for infantry with a long central spine. Usually rather large.
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