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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 greaves
      n : armor plate that protects legs below the knee [syn: greave,
           jambeau]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Greaves
    only in 1 Sam. 17:6, a piece of defensive armour (q.v.) reaching
    from the foot to the knee; from French greve, "the shin." They
    were the Roman cothurni.