cuirass: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kwi-ras'), [key]
- Also calleddefensive armor for the torso comprising a breastplate and backplate, originally made of leather.
- either of the plates forming such armor.
- any similar covering, as the protective armor of a ship.
- a hard shell or other covering forming an indurated defensive shield.
- to equip or cover with a cuirass.
- cuirass (Thesaurus)