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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Vantplat(e, Wamplat(e, -plet, n. [ME and e.m.E. vauntplate (c1350), vantplate (a1548), vamplat (a1586), AF va(u)n(t- and Plate n.1 3.] Plate armour attached to a spear, etc. to protect the hand in combat. —(a) 1508 Treas. Acc. IV 137.
Tua gluffis of plait, tua vant platis … tua targis of gold
(b) 1508 Treas. Acc. IV 129.
For purphaling for wamplates, taggis for harnes, j birge spounge, ij handis to renȝeis, ane cais to the kingis culveryn, xxvj s.
1515 Acta Conc. Publ. Aff. 59.
Tua wamplettis for speris
1534 Treas. Acc. VI 190.
For ij marekyn skynnis to lyne the twa wamplatis to the kingis speris vj s.

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