a piece of armor to protect the thigh
Origin of cuisseMiddle English cuissues ; from Old French cuisseaux, plural of cuissel ; from cuisse, thigh ; from Classical Latin coxa, hip: see coxa
Plate armor worn to protect the front of the thigh.
Origin of cuisseMiddle English quisse, probably back-formation from quisseues, pl. of quisseu, cuisse, from Old French quisseuz, pl. of quissel, from quisse, thigh, from Latin coxa, hip.