• (n.) An armor of bony plates, somewhat resembling a cuirass. • (n.) A piece of defensive armor, covering the body from the neck to the girdle • (n.) The breastplate taken by itself.
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body armour that protects the torso of the wearer above the waist or hips. Originally it was a thick leather garment covering the body from neck to ... [2 related articles]
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kwē-ras′ Definitions: 1. The anterior surface of the thorax in relation to symptoms or disease changes.
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A cuirass (pron; cuirasse, coriaceus) 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-pro...
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Armor for the upper half of the body which could be made of several materials, and which usually protected the arms as well as the torso.
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A cuirass was a coat or jerkin worn by soldiers as protection against pistol-shot and sword cuts. Varieties include the chain-mail and metal studded leather coats of the Middle Ages through to the corselet worn by the British Life Guards on ceremonial parades. The cuirass was in common use throughou...
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Body armor that covered the torso. The most common was the lineothorax, made of layers of stiffened linen, sometimes reinforced with bronze plates or scales. Another type was the "bell" or "muscled" cuirass, made of bronze. Greek cuirasses were most often equipped with "pteruges", or feathers, addit...
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1) Body armor 2) Body armour 3) Breastplate 4) Cataphract 5) Coat of mail 6) Suit of armor 7) Suit of armour
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