Definition of corselet in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːs(ə)lɪt


  • 1 historical A piece of armour covering the trunk.
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    • Placed on the bench above each retainer, his crested helmet, his linked corselet and sturdy spear shaft were plainly to be seen…
    • Other commanders wore bright cloaks or gold-inlaid corselets to insure their recognition on the battlefield.
    • His upper body was encased in a corselet, and a belt about his waist held a sheathed shortsword.


late 15th century: from Old French corslet, diminutive of cors 'body'.

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