bras·sard (brə-särd, brăsärd′)
1. A band or badge worn around the upper arm.
2. also bras·sart (brə-särt, brăsärt′) A piece of armor covering the arm, especially from elbow to shoulder.
[French, from Old French bras, arm, from Latin brācchium; see BRACHIUM.]
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armband of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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