- a hardened leather piece for protecting the breast, worn over mail.
Origin of cuirie
1225–75; Middle English quirre < Old French quiree, quirie, cuirie; see cuirass
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The Cuirie (Cuirena) was, as its name implies, originally a defence of leather: it was also made of cloth.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe