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corselet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  thorax  of  an  insect. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corselet 
  n  :  a  piece  of  armor  for  the  trunk;  usually  consists  of  a 
  breastplate  and  back  piece  [syn:  {corslet}] 




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