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cui·rass

 (kwĭ-răs′)
n.
1.
a. A piece of armor for protecting the breast and back, often consisting of two pieces fastened together.
b. The front piece of this armor.
2. Zoology A protective covering of bony plates or scales.

[Middle English curas, from Old French curasse, probably alteration (influenced by Old French cuir, leather) of Old Provençal coirassa, from Late Latin coriācea (vestis), leather (garment), feminine of coriāceus, from Latin corium, hide; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

cuirass

(kwɪˈræs)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of armour, of leather or metal covering the chest and back
2. (Zoology) a hard outer protective covering of some animals, consisting of shell, plate, or scales
3. (Nautical Terms) any similar protective covering, as on a ship
vb
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr) to equip with a cuirass
[C15: from French cuirasse, from Late Latin coriacea, from coriaceus made of leather, from Latin corium leather]

cui•rass

(kwɪˈræs)

n.
1. plate armor covering the torso from neck to waist.
2. either of the two plates of a cuirass.
3. any similar covering, as a ship's armor.
4. a hard shell or other covering on an animal forming a defensive shield.
v.t.
5. to equip or cover with a cuirass.
[1425–75; late Middle English curas < Middle French curasse, variant of cuirasse < Late Latin coriācea, n. use of feminine of coriāceus (adj.) leather = Latin cori(um) leather + -āceus -aceous]

cuirass


Past participle: cuirassed
Gerund: cuirassing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have cuirassed
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Past Continuous
I was cuirassing
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Past Perfect
I had cuirassed
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Future
I will cuirass
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Future Perfect
I will have cuirassed
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Future Continuous
I will be cuirassing
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cuirassing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cuirassing
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Conditional
I would cuirass
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Past Conditional
I would have cuirassed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuirass - medieval body armor that covers the chest and backcuirass - medieval body armor that covers the chest and back
backplate - plate armor protecting the back; worn as part of a cuirass
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
Translations

cuirass

nKürass m, → Brustharnisch m