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[pav-is] /ˈpæv ɪs/

a large oblong shield of the late 14th through the early 16th centuries, often covering the entire body and used especially by archers and soldiers of the infantry.
a large square shield, developed in the 15th century, at first portable but later heavy and set up in a permanent position


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