corselet

[ kawr-suh-let for 1; kawrs-lit for 2 ]
/ ˌkɔr səˈlɛt for 1; ˈkɔrs lɪt for 2 /

noun

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

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Origin of corselet

1490–1500; <Middle French, equivalent to cors “bodice, body” + -elet -let
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British Dictionary definitions for corselet

corselet
/ (ˈkɔːslɪt) /

noun

a piece of armour for the top part of the bodyAlso spelt: corslet
a one-piece foundation garment, usually combining a brassiere and a corset

Word Origin for corselet

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