The unmeltableresidue left after animalfat has been rendered. (noun)
Examples of word greaves
[Page 164] 'Tarena; but for "greaves," wearing no leg-armor themselves, they had no synonym.
They fastened their breastplates, in war, over their smocks, and had other armour covering the lower parts of the body, and leg armour called "greaves"; while the great shield which guarded the whole body from throat to ankles was carried by a broad belt slung round the neck.
Each hoplite was a proud citizen who could afford to equip himself with a bronze helmet, a thick breastplate, greaves to protect the legs, and an iron-tipped spear eight to ten feet long used for thrusting, not throwing.
Then you lace up the greaves to protect your ankles.
Treasures and trophies lined the walls in large unruly piles: crowns of gold; glittering jewels; goblets and chalices; swords and shields; bronze helmets and greaves.
Hundreds of maces, axes, daggers, swords, knives, and even a few pistols hung on the walls, as well as a collection of different kinds of armor, from greaves worn to protect the shins to full suits of chain mail.
His legs were positioned in a wide war stance, his body battle-ready, with a bronze cuirass and greaves.