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LC control no.sh2003004803
Topical headingCuirasses
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Variant(s)Corselets (Body armor)
Corslets (Body armor)
Lorica (Body armor)
See alsoBody armor
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Found inWork cat.: Lorica segmentata, 2002: v. 1, p. 1 (body armour made of strips of mild steel plate, known today by the term lorica segmentata; lorica ("body armour" or "cuirass"); the type of armour that has become known as lorica segmentata was an articulated cuirass; most of the body armour used by the Roman army was articulated to some extent, insofar as the majority of cuirasses were of mail, scale, or segmental armour)
Web. 3 (cuirass 1a. A piece of armor made orig. of leather and covering the body from neck to girdle; esp one consisting of a coupled breastplate and backpiece -- usu. used in pl.: a pair of cuirasses. b. The breastplate of such a piece. c. Any ancient close-fitting body armor; lorica 1. A Roman cuirass of leather or metal)
Amer. Heritage dict. of the Engl. lang., c2002 (cuirass 1a. A piece of armor for protecting the breast and back b. The breastplate alone; lorica 2. A cuirass or corselet worn by Roman soldiers)
Random House Web. unabr. dict., c1997 (cuirass 1. Also called corselet. defensive armor for the torso comprising a breastplate and backplate, originally made of leather. 2. either of the plates forming such armor; corselet, also corslet. Armor. a. a suit of light half armor or three-quarter armor of the 16th century or later b. cuirass (def. 1); lorica 2. A cuirass or corselet, originally of leather)