cuirass

noun cui·rass \ kwi-ˈras , kyu̇- \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of cuirass

1 : a piece of armor covering the body from neck to waist; also : the breastplate of such a piece
2 : something (such as bony plates covering an animal) resembling a cuirass

cuirassed

play \kwi-ˈrast, kyu̇-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cuirass

Middle English curas, from Middle French cuirasse, probably from Old Occitan coirassa, from Late Latin coreacea, feminine of coreaceus leathern, from Latin corium skin, leather; akin to Old English heortha deerskin, Latin cortex bark, Greek keirein to cut — more at shear


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cuirass

noun cui·rass \ kwi-ˈras, kyu̇- \

medical Definition of cuirass

1 : a plaster cast for the trunk and neck
2 : a respirator that covers the chest or the chest and abdomen and provides artificial respiration by means of an electric pump

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