noun (plural cesti /-tʌɪ/)
- A belt or girdle, especially one worn by a bride in ancient times.More example sentences
- If she spoke rustic Greek instead of bad English, and wore a cestus in place of an ill-fitting corset, you'd swear she was a goddess.
- He fastened with his own hand this rich cestus upon the person of the lovely tourist.
- He ridiculed a beautiful cestus, or clasp of brilliants and emeralds.
mid 16th century: Latin, from Greek kestos 'stitched'.