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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cui·rass /kwɪˈræs, kjʊ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cui·rass /kwɪˈræs, kjʊ-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cui·rass n.; pl. Cuirasses(-ĕz).
 1. (a) A piece of defensive armor, covering the body from the neck to the girdle. (b) The breastplate taken by itself.
 Note:The cuirass covered the body before and behind. It consisted of two parts, a breast- and backpiece of iron fastened together by means of straps and buckles or other like contrivances. It was originally, as the name imports, made of leather, but afterward of metal.
 2. Zool An armor of bony plates, somewhat resembling a cuirass.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : medieval body armor that covers the chest and back