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2 definitions found
 for corselet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corselet \Corse"let\ (k?rs"l?t), n. [F., dim. of OF. cors. F.
     corps, body. See Corse.]
     1. Armor for the body, as, the body breastplate and backpiece
        taken together; -- also, used for the entire suit of the
        day, including breastplate and backpiece, tasset and
        headpiece.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) The thorax of an insect.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  corselet
      n 1: a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a
           breastplate and back piece [syn: corselet, corslet]

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