Definition of Greave

1. Noun. Armor plate that protects legs below the knee.




Definition of Greave

1. n. A grove.

2. n. Armor for the leg below the knee; -- usually in the plural.

3. v. t. To clean (a ship's bottom); to grave.

Definition of Greave

1. Noun. (obsolete) A bush; a tree; a grove. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A bough; a branch. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A ditch or trench. ¹

4. Noun. A piece of armour that protects the leg, especially the shin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greave

1. a piece of armor for the leg [n -S] : GREAVED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greave

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greave (current term)
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Literary usage of Greave

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1. Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect by William Barnes (1863)
"THE CHILD'S greave. ... buds her eyes could vind, To trim the little greave, an' show To other souls her love an' loss, ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"His sharp-tipp'd spear, and struck beneath the knee The greave, nor err'd ; the fresh-forged metal rang Loudly around ; but back the spear recoil'd, ..."

3. The five great monarchies of the ancient Eastern world; or, The history by George Rawlinson (1871)
"greave of a spearman (Khorsabad). was sometimes attached, in order the better to preserve the balance. Besides this weapon they have the ordinary short ..."

4. The Cheshire Sheaf edited by Francis Sanders, William Ferguson Irvine, J. Brownbill (1896)
"appropriateness of the interpretation of Greasby as the ' fort of the greave of the district ' becomes obvious. It would appear that the owner of Storeton, ..."

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