Friday, 24 August 2012

Entry: cuirass (n.)

In context: "...some of them wonder whether maybe now Eric Clipperton will put down his psychic cuirass and take his unarmed competitive chances with the rest of them..."

DefinitionA piece of armour for the body (originally of leather); spec. a piece reaching down to the waist, and consisting of a breast-plate and a back-plate, buckled or otherwise fastened together; still worn by some European regiments of cavalry.

Other: Here's a picture.  There are several images on the Wikipedia page.

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 431

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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