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cui·rass / kwiˈras; kyoŏrˈas/ • n. 1. hist. a piece of armor consisting of breastplate and backplate fastened together. ∎  a hard protective cover on an animal. 2. Med. an artificial ventilator that encloses the body and forces air in and out of the lungs by changes in pressure.

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cuirass

cuirass armour for the body (orig. of leather). XV. — F. cuirasse, †curas, †-ace, perh. — It. corazza :- Rom. *coriācia, sb. use of fem. of L. coriāceus, f. corium leather (see -ACEOUS).
So cuirassier XVII.

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