Backpiece Back"piece`, Backplate Back"plate`, n. [Back, n. or a. + piece, plate. ] 1. A piece, or plate which forms the back of anything, or which covers the back. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: A piece of plate armor protecting the back; -- it is worn as part of a cuirass. [WordNet 1.5]

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