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Meaning of CATAPHRACT

Pronunciation:  'katu`frakt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
                                               --Milton.

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

 

 

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