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Meaning of cataphract

cat•a•phract

Pronunciation: (kat'u-frakt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a heavily armed war galley of ancient Greece.
  2. a suit of ancient Roman scale armor for a man or horse.
  3. the bony plates or scales covering the body of certain fishes or reptiles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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