(Old French) pavaix, (French) pavois; confer (Italian) pavese, (Late Latin) pavense; perhaps named from Pavia in Italy.
(Military Aniquities) A large shield covering the whole body, carried by a pavisor, who sometimes screened also an archer with it. [Written also pavais, pavese, and pavesse.] Fairholt.
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