corselet

[kawr-suh-let for 1; kawrs-lit for 2]

noun

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

Origin of corselet

1490–1500; < Middle French, equivalent to cors bodice, body + -elet -let
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Related Words for corselet

underwear, bodice, support, corselet

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British Dictionary definitions for corselet

corselet

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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