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chastity belt

a beltlike device, worn by women especially in the Middle Ages, designed to prevent sexual intercourse.
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First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Among the most noted of these, the chastity belt, three are yet known to be in existence.

    Woman, Church & State Matilda Joslyn Gage
British Dictionary definitions for chastity belt

chastity belt

a locking beltlike device with a loop designed to go between a woman's legs in order to prevent her from having sexual intercourse
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