- 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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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
- 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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