Definitions

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  • noun Defensive armor for the thighs.

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  • noun defensive armour for the thighs

Etymologies

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French cuisse ("thigh"); compare French cuissard, Old French cuissot ("armour for the thigh, cuish")

Examples

  • But when he put off his armor he found the cuish from his right thigh filled with clots of blood from an angry wound in his side.

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  • But when he put off his armor he found the cuish from his right thigh filled with clots of blood from an angry wound in his side.

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  • "Helm, cuish, and breastplate streamed with gore."

    The Romance of Names

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