A cavalry soldier wearing a cuirass.
More example sentences
- He quotes French cuirassiers (heavy cavalrymen) as saying that their sabers were ‘virtually useless in hand-to-hand cavalry fighting’.
- By 1804, twelve French heavy cavalry regiments had become cuirassiers, with cuirasses and steel helmets.
- Cavalry forces evolved into four categories throughout the ages: the cuirassier or heavy cavalryman, the lancer, the dragoon or mounted infantryman, and the light cavalry.
mid 16th century: French, from cuirasse, from Old French cuirace (see cuirass).
Definition of cuirassier in:
- The US English dictionary