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cuirass

cui·rass

cuirass

 
pronunciation:
kwih raes
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of close-fitting armor that protects the chest and back.
definition 2: the breastplate of this armor.
definition 3: a hard protective covering of scales or bony plates; shell.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cuirassed, cuirasses, cuirassing
definition: to cover and protect with a cuirass.