Um*brere, Um*briere (?), n. [F. ombre a shade, L. umbra; cf. F. ombrelle a sunshade, OF. also ombriere. See Umbrella.]

In ancient armor, a visor, or projection like the peak of a cap, to which a face guard was sometimes attached. This was sometimes fixed, and sometimes moved freely upon the helmet and could be raised like the beaver. Called also umber, and umbril.


But only vented up her umbriere. Spenser.

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