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cuirie

[ kweer-ee ]

noun

, Armor.
  1. a hardened leather piece for protecting the breast, worn over mail.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cuirie1

1225–75; Middle English quirre < Old French quiree, quirie, cuirie; cuirass

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Example Sentences

The Cuirie (Cuirena) was, as its name implies, originally a defence of leather: it was also made of cloth.

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