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Pronunciation:  'katu`frakt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  armor that protects the wearer's whole body

CATAPHRACT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: body armor, body armour, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour
 See Also: aegis, armet, armor, armour, basinet, brassard, breastplate, bulletproof vest, cannon, casque, chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, corselet, corslet, cubitiere, cuirass, cuisse, egis, epauliere, fauld, gauntlet, gorget, greave, greaves, gusset, helmet, jambeau, knee piece, lower cannon, mail, metal glove, nosepiece, palette, pallette, rerebrace, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, roundel, sabaton, skirt of tasses, solleret, tasse, tasset, tuille, upper cannon, vambrace, voider



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cat"a*phract\, n. [L. cataphractes, Gr. ?, fr. ?
covered, fr. ? to cover; kata` down, wholly + ? to inclose.]
1. (Mil. Antiq.) Defensive armor used for the whole body and
   often for the horse, also, esp. the linked mail or scale
   armor of some eastern nations.

2. A horseman covered with a cataphract.

         Archers and slingers, cataphracts, and spears.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The armor or plate covering some fishes.