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corselet

[ kawr-suh-let kawrs-lit ]

noun

  1. Also cor·se·lette. a woman's lightweight foundation garment combining a brassiere and girdle in one piece.
  2. Also cors·let. Armor.
    1. a suit of light half armor or three-quarter armor of the 16th century or later.


corselet

/ ˈkɔːslɪt /

noun

  1. a piece of armour for the top part of the body Also speltcorslet
  2. a one-piece foundation garment, usually combining a brassiere and a corset


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Word History and Origins

Origin of corselet1

1490–1500; < Middle French, equivalent to cors “bodice, body” + -elet -let

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Word History and Origins

Origin of corselet1

C15: from Old French, from cors bodice of a garment, from Latin corpus body

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Example Sentences

Equipped almost wholly as a soldier, he wore a jacket of iron mail and a corselet of steel.

Sergius' head-piece was gone, but he glanced at his own corselet and then at Decius.

Garrard, in his Art of Warre , distinctly says, The fore part of a corselet and a head peece and tasses is the almayne rivet.

Should any one entertain so petty a thought, I advise him to open the articulation of the corselet, behind the first pair of legs.

A black corselet with shoulder pieces, and a feathered steel cap raised Basterga's huge stature almost to the gigantic.

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