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cui•rass



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n.
1. Also called corselet. defensive armor for the torso comprising a breastplate and backplate, originally made of leather.
2. either of the plates forming such armor.
3. any similar covering, as the protective armor of a ship.
4. Zool.a hard shell or other covering forming an indurated defensive shield.

v.t.
to equip or cover with a cuirass.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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