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Definition of "greaves" []

  • The unmelted residue left after animal fat has been rendered. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "greaves" in a sentence
  • "[Page 164] 'Tarena; but for "greaves," wearing no leg-armor themselves, they had no synonym."
  • "They fastened their breastplates, in war, over their smocks, and had other armour covering the lower parts of the body, and leg armour called "greaves"; while the great shield which guarded the whole body from throat to ankles was carried by a broad belt slung round the neck."
  • "Then you lace up the greaves to protect your ankles."