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1. A woman's one-piece swimsuit usually cut high on the leg.
2. A pair of tights or a leotard made from a stretchable jersey fabric, worn for ballet or gymnastics.

[French, from Old French, swaddling clothes, from maille, mesh, from Latin macula.]
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1. (Clothing & Fashion) tights worn for ballet, gymnastics, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's swimsuit
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a jersey
[from French]
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(mɑˈyoʊ, mæ-)

1. a close-fitting, one-piece bathing suit for women.
2. tights for dancers, acrobats, etc.
3. a close-fitting knitted shirt, esp. a pullover.
[1885–90; < French: tights, swaddling clothes]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maillot - a woman's one-piece bathing suitmaillot - a woman's one-piece bathing suit  
bathing costume, bathing suit, swimming costume, swimsuit, swimwear - tight fitting garment worn for swimming
2.maillot - tights for dancers or gymnastsmaillot - tights for dancers or gymnasts  
leotards, tights - skintight knit hose covering the body from the waist to the feet worn by acrobats and dancers and as stockings by women and girls
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