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Cataphract

Definition of the noun cataphract

What does cataphract mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cataphracts

  1. armor that protects the wearer's whole body

Alternative definition of the noun cataphract

noun

  1. Defensive armor used for the entire body and often for the horse, also, especially the linked mail or scale armor of some eastern nations.
  2. A horseman covered with a cataphract.
  3. The armor or plate covering some fishes.

Explanation

Cataphract: A cataphract was a form of armored heavy cavalry used in ancient warfare by a number of peoples in Western Eurasia and the Eurasian Steppe.

  • also known as 鐵甲騎兵

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Google previewConflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia by Sara E. Phang, Iain Spence Ph.D., Douglas Kelly Ph.D., Peter Londey Ph.D.

The term cataphractoi or “cataphract” (lit. “completely enclosed”) does not appear until the Hellenistic Period, although armored cavalry and chariotry existed from at least the second millennium. The difference between earlier armored cavalry ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

cataphract kat'a-frakt), n. and a. [= F. cataphractc, < . cala- ) ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

Karáppaxtoc, mailed: see cataphract.] 1. A name given by the Romans to men wearing the cataphract; specifically, a body of troops introduced into the Roman army itself in the fourth century A. D., and forming at a later time perhaps the most ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopedic Dictionary (1906)

An Exhaustive Dictionary of the English Language : Practical and Comprehensive : Giving the Fullest Definition (encyclopedic in Detail), the Origin, Pronunciation and Use of Words by Robert Hunter, Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford

Virtue is a cataphract: for in vain we arm one limb, : the other is without defense.”-Feltham: Resolves, II. Technically: 1. Ichthy. : The armor or plate covering some fishes. ana.) *2. Mil.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 3

CATAPHRACT, Ka-ra'qipalcror, xa'ratfipu'em'w, Ew, ...

Google previewThe American encyclopædic dictionary (1897)

by S. J. Herrtage, John A. Williams, Robert Hunter

Virtue is n cataphract; for in vain we arm one limb, while the other is without defense."— Feltham.- Beaolvea, ii. 8. II. Technically: 1. Ichthy.: The armor or plate covering some fishes. (Dana.) •2. Mil.: A piece of ancient armor formed of cloth or ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1905)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

XVI, b 444 Cataphract triremes (Ship), XXI, ab 843 Cataphracti, fishes (Ichthyology), XII, ...

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Cataphract Meaning

Video shows what cataphract means. Defensive armor used for the entire body and often for the horse, also, especially the linked mail or scale armor of some ...

Scrabble value of C3A1T1A1P3H4R1A1C3T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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