cuirassier


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cui·ras·sier

 (kwîr′ə-sîr′)
n.
A horse soldier in European armies whose equipment included the cuirass.

[French, from cuirasse, cuirass, from Old French, curasse; see cuirass.]

cuirassier

(ˌkwɪərəˈsɪə)
n
(Military) a mounted soldier, esp of the 16th century, who wore a cuirass

cui•ras•sier

(ˌkwɪər əˈsɪər)

n.
a cavalry soldier wearing a cuirass.
[1545–55; < French; see cuirass, -ier2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuirassier - a cavalryman equipped with a cuirasscuirassier - a cavalryman equipped with a cuirass
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier mounted on horseback; "a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"
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cuirassier

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An officer of the Cuirassier Life Guards, a handsome prince who everyone predicted would become aide-de-camp to the Emperor Nicholas I and have a brilliant career, left the service, broke off his engagement to a beautiful maid of honour, a favourite of the Empress's, gave his small estate to his sister, and retired to a monastery to become a monk.
This was the name given the cuirassiers, whom Cromwell had made his body-guard.
Nor wanted clouds of foot, nor, on each horn, Cuirassiers all in steel for standing fight, Chariots, or elephants indorsed with towers Of archers; nor of labouring pioners A multitude, with spades and axes armed, To lay hills plain, fell woods, or valleys fill, Or where plain was raise hill, or overlay With bridges rivers proud, as with a yoke: Mules after these, camels and dromedaries, And waggons fraught with utensils of war.
you are forgetting Poniatowski's Red Lancers, the Cuirassiers, the Dragoons, and the whole boiling.
Jonjo O'Neill's gelding has made rapid headway over fences and ran a blinder under a welter burden when second to the useful Cuirassier Dempire at Worcester.
That form worked out nicely with the runner-up finishing second twice since and the third, fourth, fifth and eighth all scoring subsequently, but Washed Ashore was a beaten favourite little more than three weeks later when going down by eight lengths to Cuirassier Dempire at Worcester off his 11lb higher mark.
It was first described by Velpeau in 1838, a description chosen because of its resemblance to the metal breastplate of a cuirassier.
First described by Velpeau in 1838, because of its resemblance to the metal breast plate of a cuirassier.
Despite its circumscribed capacity, the carabine Mle 1890 was a hit, spawning other similar carbines and musketoons including the gendarme Mle 1890 and Mle 1892, artillerie Mle 1892 and the unique carabine de cuirassier M1e 1890, which featured a butt-stock with flattened comb so that it could be better shouldered by troops wearing breastplates.
Shot 188 frames the scene in a long shot from behind the head of a cuirassier whose helmet reflects the room but hides the cat from sight, so that all we see is Andreotti standing in the middle as if paralyzed.
It concerns a cuirassier in the French imperial army who is a werewolf.
By 1700, armor was largely out of use, but a specialist class of heavy cavalry, the cuirassier, continued to wear torso armor and a helmet.