Origin of cuirass
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These corps of mostly loyal mounted warriors were presented with heavy cuirasses and Phrygian helmets, and they acted as a hard-hitting yet mobile force on the battlefield.The Mighty Ancient Macedonian Army of Alexander the Great|Dattatreya Mandal|August 4, 2022|Realm of History
Round the women in wider circles were others,—three thousand men,—also in white, but with each a glittering cuirass and cimeter.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
The colour of the cuirass on the back is iron grey, and on the flanks and tail of a light grey with spots of iron grey.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Only as technical skill improved could the final stage, that of the elaborate cuirass, be attained.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
We read of the shield of Ajax being composed of seven tough ox-hides, and the word cuirass itself suggests a leather garment.
The cuirass is generally made in two pieces, an upper and a lower, which allows more freedom for the body.