Sometimes, corsets. a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, especially by women, to shape and support the body; stays.
verb (used with object)
to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
to regulate strictly; constrict.

1225–75; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to cors bodice, body + -et -et

corsetless, adjective
uncorseted, adjective
well-corseted, adjective Unabridged
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corset (ˈkɔːsɪt)
1.  a.  a stiffened, elasticated, or laced foundation garment, worn esp by women, that usually extends from below the chest to the hips, providing support for the spine and stomach and shaping the figure
 b.  a similar garment worn because of injury, weakness, etc, by either sex
2.  informal a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
3.  a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
4.  (tr) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
[C14: from Old French, literally: a little bodice; see corselet]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr., dim. of cors "body" (see corps).
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Example sentences
She was in a petticoat now, and corsets which bulged, and unaware of being seen
  in bulgy corsets.
Corsets and hoop skirts were constructed from whalebone.
The same can be said of budget plans and spending corsets.
Bats burst through the floodlights amid ghostly towers held together with
  rusted iron corsets.
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