- a cavalry soldier wearing a cuirass.
Origin of cuirassier
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Examples from the Web for cuirassier
The cuirassier, being heavier, and mounted on a slower horse, was distanced.The Man With The Broken Ear
"Lay me on the grass, brother; I am dying," said the cuirassier faintly.
"However, there is some compensation for the hat," said the cuirassier, straightening his helmet.The Puppet Crown
"To-morrow we'll at it again," called out the cuirassier major.The Baron's Sons
Many a proud Uhlan and Cuirassier has to-day ridden to his death amid the dense mobs, mad with the lust of blood.The Invasion
William Le Queux
- a mounted soldier, esp of the 16th century, who wore a cuirass
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