corselet

noun
corse·​let | \ for sense 1 ˈkȯr-slət How to pronounce corselet (audio) , for sense 2 ˌkȯr-sə-ˈlet How to pronounce corselet (audio) \

Definition of corselet

1 or corslet \ ˈkȯr-​slət How to pronounce corselet (audio) \ [Middle French, diminutive of cors body, bodice] : a piece of armor covering the trunk
2 or corselette \ ˌkȯr-​sə-​ˈlet How to pronounce corselet (audio) \ [from Corselette, a trademark] : an undergarment combining girdle and brassiere

First Known Use of corselet

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Corselet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corselet. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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corselet

noun
corse·​let
variants: or corslet \ ˈkȯr-​slət \

Kids Definition of corselet

: armor worn on the upper part of the body

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