Appearing early during the medieval period, cuisses were tubes of quilted armour worn over mail (chausses).
Related term(s): Mail; Maille; Chausses (Armour); Scale Armour; Plate Armour
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wise, Terrence. Medieval Warfare. New York: Hastings House Publishers, Inc., 1976. 32-33.