Cataphract

Definition of Cataphract

Cat´a`phract   Pronunciation: kăt´å`frăkt
n.1.
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.(Zool.) The armor or plate covering some fishes.

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aegis, armet, armor, armour, basinet, body armor, body armour, brassard, breastplate, bulletproof vest, cannon, casque, chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, coat of mail, corselet, corslet, cubitiere, cuirass, cuisse, egis, epauliere, fauld, gantlet, 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, suit of armor, suit of armour, tasse, tasset, tuille, upper cannon, vambrace, voider
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