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1. cuirass

noun. medieval body armor that covers the chest and back.

Synonyms

  • suit of armor
  • body armor
  • body armour
  • coat of mail
  • cataphract
  • suit of armour

Etymology

  • cuirace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -ace (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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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.

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