variants or less commonly cuish
: a piece of plate armor for the front of the thigh see armor illustration

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuisse was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cuisse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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