: the small flat facet at the bottom of a brilliant parallel to the table see brilliant illustration
: plate armor covering the buttocks

Word History


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

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of culet was in 1678

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“Culet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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