corselet

Part of speech: noun

The complete armor of a soldier; also, a breast plate.

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Usage examples "corselet":

  1. M. de Montsoreau, who, travel- stained and in his corselet, had the second place of honour at the foot of the table, frowned. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. A linen corselet came into use instead of the heavy metal cuirass. - "Great Inventions and Discoveries", Willis Duff Piercy.
  3. Blue wing- cases, braided with white on the outer edge and each adorned with three white dots; a red corselet, with a blue disk in the centre. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.