Appearing early during the medieval period, the cuirie was worn as an armour defense for the torso of the body. Cuirie was a garment made of leather hardened in boiled wax (cuir bouilli). Also sometimes called 'paires de cuiraces.'
Related term(s): Cuir Bouilli; Paires de Cuiraces; Hauberk; Mail; Breastplate; Armour
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 39.