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A pouch or flap hiding an opening in the front of the tight breeches worn by men in the 15th and 16th centuries.
[Middle English codpece : cod, bag, scrotum (from Old English codd, bag) + pece, piece; see piece.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a bag covering the male genitals, attached to hose or breeches by laces, etc, worn in the 15th and 16th centuries
[C15: from cod2 + piece]
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(in the 15th and 16th centuries) a flap or cover for the crotch in men's hose or tight-fitting breeches, usu. matching the costume and often decorated.
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A baggy pouch worn over the genitals with hose or breeches by men in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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|Noun||1.||codpiece - (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches|
flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
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codpiece[ˈkɑdpiːs] N (Hist) → bragueta f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
codpiece[ˈkɒdpiːs] n → braguette fco-driver [ˈkəʊdraɪvər] n
(in race) → copilote m
[lorry] → deuxième chauffeur m
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