Definition of Pavis

1. Noun. (Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position.

Exact synonyms: Pavise
Generic synonyms: Buckler, Shield
Category relationships: Dark Ages, Middle Ages



Definition of Pavis

1. Noun. (history medieval) A large shield carried in front to protect the whole body of the soldier. ¹

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Definition of Pavis

1. a large medieval shield [n -ISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pavis

pavillion
pavillions
pavillon
pavillons
pavin
paving
paving machine
paving material
paving stone
pavings
pavins
pavior
paviors
paviour
paviours
pavis (current term)
pavisade
pavisades
pavise
paviser
pavisers
pavises
pavisor
pavisors
pavisse
pavisses
pavlov conditioning
pavlov pouch
pavlov stomach
pavlovas

Literary usage of Pavis

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1. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1833)
"Comet, by Whalebone out of Luna (pavis) 1 SWEEPSTAKES Of 25 SOTS, each, for two-year-olds :—colts, Sit. Ml». ; fillies, Set. Sib. Last three-quarters of a ..."

2. The New Sporting Magazine (1840)
"MEMOIR OF ARTHUR pavis THE JOCKEY. " Between two hawks, which flies the higher ... THE death of Arthur pavis, a true Sportsman, in the fullest sense of the ..."

3. Portraits of Celebrated Racehorses of the Past and Present Centuries: In by Thomas Henry Taunton (1888)
"At Egham, gst 3lbs, two miles, won the Cup (A. pavis), beating Mr. Hedworth Williamson's bf Margaret, by Wrangler (son of Walton), three years, ..."

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