(קִשׂקֶשֶׂת, koaske'seth, a "scale," as of fish, Le 11:9, etc.), spoken of as a cuirass composed of plates of metal attached to a bodice like scales, so as to be impervious to the sword (1Sa 17:5). Another term, rendered "coat of mail," is שַׁריוֹן,' shiryon', which signifies the corselet or garment thus encased (1Sa 17:38). At other times metallic rings were employed instead of scales (see Kitto, Pict. Dict. note at 1 Samuel 17). SEE ARMOR.

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