Brassard



a decorative cloth band, often braided or tasseled, worn around the upper arm, as by military personnel to signify a particular group, regiment, etc.
Also, brassart
[bras-ahrt, bruh-sahrt] /ˈbræs ɑrt, brəˈsɑrt/ (Show IPA). a piece of plate armor for the arm.
Historical Examples

Five Months at Anzac Joseph Lievesley Beeston
Georges Guynemer Henry Bordeaux
Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army Charles Alexander Gordon
A Journal of Impressions in Belgium May Sinclair
A Journal of Impressions in Belgium May Sinclair
History of the Commune of 1871 P. Lissagary
A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs George M. Wrong
Current History, A Monthly Magazine New York Times

noun
an identifying armband or badge
a piece of armour for the upper arm

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