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