What does cuirass mean?

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kwɪˈræscuirass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cuirassnoun

    medieval body armor that covers the chest and back

Wiktionary

  1. cuirassnoun

    A piece of defensive armor, covering the body from the neck to the girdle.

    Etymology: From cuirace, see Modern french cuirasse.

  2. cuirassnoun

    The breastplate taken by itself.

    Etymology: From cuirace, see Modern french cuirasse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cuirassnoun

    a piece of defensive armor, covering the body from the neck to the girdle

    Etymology: [F.cuirasse, orig., a breastplate of leather, for OF. cuire, cuirie influenced by It. corazza, or Sp. coraza, fr. an assumed LL. coriacea, fr. L. coriaceus, adj., of leather, fr. corium leather, hide; akin to Gr. cho`rion intestinal membrane, OSlav. skora hide, Lith. skura hide, leather. Cf. Coriaceous.]

  2. Cuirassnoun

    the breastplate taken by itself

    Etymology: [F.cuirasse, orig., a breastplate of leather, for OF. cuire, cuirie influenced by It. corazza, or Sp. coraza, fr. an assumed LL. coriacea, fr. L. coriaceus, adj., of leather, fr. corium leather, hide; akin to Gr. cho`rion intestinal membrane, OSlav. skora hide, Lith. skura hide, leather. Cf. Coriaceous.]

  3. Cuirassnoun

    an armor of bony plates, somewhat resembling a cuirass

    Etymology: [F.cuirasse, orig., a breastplate of leather, for OF. cuire, cuirie influenced by It. corazza, or Sp. coraza, fr. an assumed LL. coriacea, fr. L. coriaceus, adj., of leather, fr. corium leather, hide; akin to Gr. cho`rion intestinal membrane, OSlav. skora hide, Lith. skura hide, leather. Cf. Coriaceous.]

Freebase

  1. Cuirass

    A cuirass is a piece of armour, formed of a single or multiple pieces of metal or other rigid material, which covers the front of the torso. In a suit of armour this important piece was generally connected to a back piece and cuirass could refer to the complete torso-protecting armour.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cuirass

    kwi-ras′, or kū-, n. a defensive covering for the breast and back, of leather or iron fastened with straps and buckles, &c.—v.t. to furnish with such.—n. Cuirassier′, a horse-soldier armed with such. [Fr. cuirassecuir, leather—L. corium, skin leather.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cuirass

    Armour or covering for the breast, anciently made of hide.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cuirass

    (Fr. cuir, leather). Originally a jerkin, or garment of leather for soldiers, so thick and strong as to be pistol-proof, and even musket-proof. The name was afterwards applied to a portion of armor made of metal, consisting of a back-plate and breastplate hooked or buckled together. The cuirass is worn in the British army by the Life Guards and the Horse Guards.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuirass in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuirass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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