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Medieval Words Beginning with the letter C

  • caltrop spiked device which always presents an upward facing spike used to impede men and, particularly, horses
  • cannon hollow tube used to launch a missile using gunpowder.
  • canonical hours the church bell was rung eight times, Matins, lauds, prime, tierce, sext, nones, vespers and compline
  • canting arms which are designed as a pun on the name of their bearer. i.e Queen Mother, bows and a lion = Bowes-Lyon
  • carucate as much land as a team can plough in a year
  • ceorl a freeman who is not a noble
  • chainmail see mail
  • cobbler a repairer of footwear as opposed to a maker of footwear
  • coif a hood made of mail which covers the head
  • constable the principle officer of the household of a noble or king, a hundred or a town
  • corbel a stone bracket
  • crenel the open section of a battlement
  • cuirass plate armour for the body generally consisting of breast and back plates and protection for the hips
  • cuisse armour - plate covering the upper leg, thigh to knee
  • curtain a wall surrounding a castle enclosure
     

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