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Definition of the noun cataphract
What does cataphract mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: cataphracts
- armor that protects the wearer's whole body
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonyms of cataphract: body armor / body armour / coat of mail / suit of armor / suit of armour
- more generic words: armor / armour = protective covering made of metal and used in combat
- more specific terms:
- bulletproof vest = a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet
- chain armour / chain armor / ring armour / chain mail / ring armor / ring mail / mail = flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
- corselet / corslet = a piece of body armor for the trunk
- cuirass = medieval body armor that covers the chest and back
- armet = a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard
- basinet = a medieval steel helmet
- brassard = armor plate that protects the arm
- breastplate / aegis / egis = armor plate that protects the chest
- cannon = a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
- casque = any armor for the head
- cubitiere = body armor that protects the elbow
- cuisse = armor plate that protects the thigh
- epauliere = armor plate that protects the shoulder
- fauld = a piece of armor plate below the breastplate
- metal glove / gauntlet / gantlet = a glove of armored leather
- gorget = armor plate that protects the neck
- jambeau / greave = armor plate that protects legs below the knee
- helmet = armor plate that protects the head
- knee piece = armor plate that protects the knee
- nosepiece = armor plate that protects the nose
- pallette / palette = one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
- upper cannon / rerebrace = cannon that provides plate armor for the upper arm
- roundel = round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit
- skirt of tasses = armor plate that protects the body below the waist
- solleret / sabaton = armor plate that protects the foot
- tasset / tasse = one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs
- tuille = armor plate that protects the hip and thigh
- lower cannon / vambrace = cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm
- gusset / voider = a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
Alternative definition of the noun cataphract
- Defensive armor used for the entire body and often for the horse, also, especially the linked mail or scale armor of some eastern nations.
- A horseman covered with a cataphract.
- The armor or plate covering some fishes.
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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Conflict 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 ...
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- ) ...
The 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 ...
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.
Encyclopaedia 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, ...
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 ...
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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