culet

[ kyoo-lit ]
/ ˈkyu lɪt /

noun

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.

Origin of culet

1670–80; < French (obsolete), equivalent to cul bottom (< Latin cūlus buttocks) + -et -et
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culet

/ (ˈkjuːlɪt) /

noun

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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