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culet

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noun cu·let \ˈkyü-lət, ˈkə-lət\

Definition of culet

  1. 1 :  the small flat facet at the bottom of a brilliant parallel to the table — see brilliant illustration

  2. 2 :  plate armor covering the buttocks



Origin of culet

French, from diminutive of cul backside, from Latin culus; akin to Old Irish cúl back


First Known Use: 1678

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