Pauldron (noun)- a piece of armor covering the shoulder where the body piece and arm piece join

The high school where I teach has knights as the mascot. One of the newsletter titles this year was “Fall Pauldron.” Several faculty in the room didn’t know what the word means either. The difference between pauldrons and spaulders is that the former covers the upper arm, including the armpit, whereas the latter provides protection for just the shoulders.

Go Knights!


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