cuisse

noun
\ ˈkwis How to pronounce cuisse (audio) \
variants: or less commonly cuish \ ˈkwish How to pronounce cuisse (audio) \

Definition of cuisse

: a piece of plate armor for the front of the thigh — see armor illustration

First Known Use of cuisse

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuisse

Middle English cusseis, plural, from Anglo-French quisez, plural of quissel, from quisse thigh, from Latin coxa hip — more at coxa

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“Cuisse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuisse. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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