Defensive armor used for the whole body and often for the horse, also, esp. the linked mail or scale armor of some eastern nations.
The armor or plate covering some fishes.
armor that protects the wearer's whole body
Wholly-enclosed; armored (especially "armored cavalry").
A cataphract (from the Greek ÎºÎ±Ï„Î¬Ï†ÏÎ±ÎºÏ„Î¿Ï‚ katafraktos, plural katafraktoi) was a form of heavy cavalry used by nomadic eastern Iranian tribes and dynasties and later Greeks and Latin-speaking peoples. Historically the cataphract was a heavily armed and armoured cavalryman who saw action from the earliest days of Antiquity up through the High Middle Ages. Originally, the term cataphract referred to a type of armour worn to cover the whole body and that of the horse.