[ kyoo-lit ]
/ ˈkyu lɪt /
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Jewelry. a small face forming the bottom of a faceted gem.
Armor. a piece below the backplate, composed of lames and correspondingto the fauld in front.
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Origin of culet
1670–80; <French (obsolete), equivalent to cul bottom (<Latin cūlus buttocks) + -et-et
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How to use culet in a sentence
The stone is then reversed and 24 facets, and the culet, polished on the back.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
British Dictionary definitions for culet
/ (ˈkjuːlɪt) /
jewellery the flat face at the bottom of a gem
either of the plates of armour worn at the small of the back
Word Origin for culet
C17: from obsolete French, diminutive of cul, from Latin cūlus bottom
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