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cod·piece

 (kŏd′pēs′)
n.
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.]

codpiece

(ˈkɒdˌpiːs)
n
(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]

cod•piece

(ˈkɒdˌpis)

n.
(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.
[1400–50]

codpiece

A baggy pouch worn over the genitals with hose or breeches by men in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.codpiece - (15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches
breeches, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers - trousers ending above the knee
flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
Translations
braguettekulzakschaambuidel

codpiece

[ˈkɑdpiːs] N (Hist) → bragueta f

codpiece

[ˈkɒdpiːs] nbraguette fco-driver [ˈkəʊdraɪvər] n
(in race)copilote m
[lorry] → deuxième chauffeur m
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