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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.]
(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]
(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.
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"