Definition of Pavise

1. Noun. (Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position.

Exact synonyms: Pavis
Generic synonyms: Buckler, Shield
Category relationships: Dark Ages, Middle Ages

Definition of Pavise

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

Definition of Pavise

1. pavis [n -S] - See also: pavis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pavise

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paving
paving machine
paving material
paving stone
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paviors
paviour
paviours
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pavisade
pavisades
pavise (current term)
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pavisers
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pavisors
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pavisses
pavlov conditioning
pavlov pouch
pavlov stomach
pavlovas
pavlovian conditioning
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pavonazzetto

Literary usage of Pavise

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1. Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe: From the Iron Period of the Northern by John Hewitt (1860)
"M. Viollet-le-Duc is of opinion that the cross- bowman carried his pavise fixed on his shoulders, turning his back to the enemy while he wound up and made ..."

2. The British Army: Its Origin, Progress, and Equipment by James Sibbald David Scott, Sibbald David Scott (1868)
"In Talbot's " Ordinances for the Army" in 1419, it is ordered that every " ii. yeomen make them a good pavise of hordes, or of p^', in the beste maner they ..."

3. The History of England from the Earliest Period to the Death of Elizabeth by Sharon Turner (1830)
"The 3rd pavise, a lady sitting in a garden, making a chaplet; and on her sleeve a ... The 3d pavise had a lady sitting at a covered board, ..."

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