verb (used with object)
Origin of cuirass
Examples from the Web for cuirass
The most interesting feature about this little creature is the cuirass which so perfectly protects his body.The Human Side of Animals|Royal Dixon
The Emperor Domitian had, after this model, a cuirass of boars hoofs stitched together.The Evolution of Culture|Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
A dozen other soldiers broke their pikes upon his cuirass or shot at him with their muskets.History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
The cross marks over the human figure represent the cuirass, and the tree with leaves shows that it occurred during the summer.
She wore her helmet and cuirass day and night, and scarcely closed her eyes at all.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
British Dictionary definitions for cuirass
Word Origin for cuirass
Word Origin and History for cuirass
"armor for the chest and back," mid-15c., from Middle French cuirasse (15c.), from Late Latin coriacea vestis "garment of leather," from Latin corium "leather, hide" (see corium). Cognate with Italian corazza, Spanish coraza, Portuguese couraça.