Alternate spelling: Cuishes. Armour for the thighs.
Plate armor pieces protecting the thighs.
armor that protected the thighs
Armor for the thighs
Armor for the thigh.
Cuisses are a form of medieval armor worn to protect the thigh. The word is the plural of the French word cuisse meaning 'thigh'. While the skirt of chainmail shirt or tassets of a cuirass would protect the upper legs from above, a thrust from below could avoid these defenses.