Part of speech: noun

Armor to protect the legs from knee to ankle.

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Usage examples "greaves":

  1. Some act as beaters, wearing leathern aprons and greaves- such as the Greek peasantry wore- to protect their legs. - "In the Tail of the Peacock", Isabel Savory.
  2. Let neither the young nor the old MacTurk lay a finger on me; nor Mr. Greaves, their colleague; and lastly, if I give trouble, with your own hand administer to me a strong narcotic- such a sure dose of laudanum as shall leave no mistake. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. Mrs Greaves and Rachel came home after the New Year and set to work at once to break up the old home. - "The Heart of Una Sackville", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.