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gilet (dʒɪˈleɪ)
1.  a waist- or hip-length garment, usually sleeveless, fastening up the front; sometimes made from a quilted fabric, and designed to be worn over a blouse, shirt, etc
2.  a bodice resembling a waistcoat in a woman's dress
3.  such a bodice as part of a ballet dancer's costume
[C19: French, literally: waistcoat]

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