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1. also cors·let (kôr′slĭt) Body armor, especially a breastplate.
2. also cor·se·lette (kôr′sə-lĕt′) An undergarment that is a combination of a light corset and a brassiere.

[French, diminutive of Old French cors, body; see corset.]
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1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) Also spelt: corslet a piece of armour for the top part of the body
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also spelt: corselette a one-piece foundation garment, usually combining a brassiere and a corset
[C15: from Old French, from cors bodice of a garment, from Latin corpus body]
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(ˌkɔr səˈlɛt for 1; ˈkɔrs lɪt for 2 )

1. Also, cor`se•lette′. a woman's lightweight foundation garment combining a brassiere and girdle.
a. a suit of light armor covering the entire trunk.
[1490–1500; < Middle French, =cors bodice, body + -elet -let]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corselet - a piece of body armor for the trunkcorselet - a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
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(= corset)Korselett nt
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