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Backplate (body armour)

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Pieces of armor protecting the back of the trunk, consisting either of several wide lames buckled together, or of a single plate, fastened to the breastplate by straps, hinges, or other means. TARA

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<body armor: torso>

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backplate (body armor)


12yrs ago

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