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Definition of "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. (noun)
  • A horseman covered with a cataphract. (noun)
  • The armor or plate covering some fishes. (noun)

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Use "cataphract" in a sentence
  • "It also received several blows of the sword on the face, but, wearing as it did a cataphract made of sinew, it was not hurt, nor were the blows effective."
  • "One day a cataphract sent his jack, Voro by name, with a question: Has my wife taken a lover?"
  • "One of the guests seated before me was a cataphract named Sire Vafra, a follower of King Corvus."