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.

Nearby words

  1. culdoplasty,
  2. culdoscope,
  3. culdoscopy,
  4. culebra cut,
  5. culebra peak,
  6. culex,
  7. culham,
  8. culiacán,
  9. culicid,
  10. culicide

Origin of culet

1670–80; < French (obsolete), equivalent to cul bottom (< Latin cūlus buttocks) + -et -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for culet



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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