One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A piece of armour covering either the shoulder or the whole of the upper arm.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Loveday (1620/21–1656), translator. From French † mougnon piece of armour that covers the shoulder, † moignon, apparently a specifically application of moignon, † mougnon stump of an amputated limb.
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