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culet

[kyoo-lit] /ˈkyu lɪt/
noun
1.
Jewelry. a small face forming the bottom of a faceted gem.
2.
Armor. a piece below the backplate, composed of lames and correspondingto the fauld in front.
Origin of culet
1670-1680
1670-80; < French (obsolete), equivalent to cul bottom (< Latin cūlus buttocks) + -et -et
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culet

/ˈkjuːlɪt/
noun
1.
(jewellery) the flat face at the bottom of a gem
2.
either of the plates of armour worn at the small of the back
Word Origin
C17: from obsolete French, diminutive of cul, from Latin cūlus bottom
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