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)
1
or corslet [Middle French, diminutive of cors body, bodice] : a piece of armor covering the trunk
2
or corselette [from Corselette, a trademark] : an undergarment combining girdle and brassiere

Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of corselet was in 1563

Dictionary Entries Near corselet

Cite this Entry

“Corselet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corselet. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

corselet

noun

corse·​let
variants or corslet
ˈkȯr-slət
: armor worn on the upper part of the body
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