noun. medieval body armor that covers the chest and back.
- suit of armor
- body armor
- body armour
- coat of mail
- suit of armour
- cuirace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
- -ace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
Example sentences of the word cuirass
1. Noun, singular or mass
Soldiers within this column were outfitted with a helmet and a breastplate, called a "cuirass," which was a protective plating for the upper body.