Armor for the leg below the knee.
Usually in the plural, you don't often have a single greave. Basically medieval shin pads.

Greaves (gr&emac;vz), n. pl. [Cf. dial. Sw. grevar greaves, LG. greven, G. griebe, also AS. greofa pot. Cf. Gravy.]

The sediment of melted tallow. It is made into cakes for dogs' food. In Scotland it is called cracklings.

[Written also graves.]


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