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Cuirass

CuirassCuirass is a form of plate armor and it consists of front breastplate and back backplate. Originally the word cuirass described only the front plate (breastplate); however, in suits of armor the breastplate was always used with the backplate and thus the word cuirass was understood as a complete set of both armor plates.

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