cuirassier

[ kweer-uh-seer ]
/ ˌkwɪər əˈsɪər /
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noun

a cavalry soldier wearing a cuirass.

Origin of cuirassier

From French, dating back to 1545–55; see origin at cuirass, -ier2
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cuirassier

/ (ˌkwɪərəˈsɪə) /

noun

a mounted soldier, esp of the 16th century, who wore a cuirass
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