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corselet

[kawr-suh-let for 1; kawrs-lit for 2] /ˌkɔr səˈlɛt for 1; ˈkɔrs lɪt for 2/
noun
1.
Also, corselette. a woman's lightweight foundation garment combining a brassiere and girdle in one piece.
2.
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
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Middle French, equivalent to cors bodice, body + -elet -let
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Examples for corselet
  • Dart tags were inserted into the corselet and tied to the probe to secure the transmitter.
British Dictionary definitions for corselet

corselet

/ˈkɔːslɪt/
noun
1.
a piece of armour for the top part of the body Also spelt corslet
2.
a one-piece foundation garment, usually combining a brassiere and a corset
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from cors bodice of a garment, from Latin corpus body
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