(kt"*frkt), n. [L. cataphractes, Gr. , fr. covered, fr. to cover; kata` down, wholly + fra`ssein to inclose.]
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1. (Mil. Antiq.) Defensive armor used for the whole body and often for the horse, also, esp. the linked mail or scale armor of some eastern nations.
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2. A horseman covered with a cataphract.
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Archers and slingers, cataphracts, and spears.
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3. (Zol.) The armor or plate covering some fishes.
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