Pronunciation: (bras'ärd, bru-särd'), [key]
1. a decorative cloth band, often braided or tasseled, worn around the upper arm, as by military personnel to signify a particular group, regiment, etc.
2. Also,brassartPronunciation: (bras'ärt, bru-särt'). [key]a piece of plate armor for the arm.
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