Definition of leg guard in US English:

leg guard


  • Each of a pair of protective coverings for the legs, especially the greaves in a suit of armour, or pads worn while playing sport to cushion the leg from blows.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Joseph Strutt (1749–1802), antiquary and engraver. From leg + guard.


leg guard

/ˈlɛɡ ɡɑːd/