What does the word corset mean?

Usage examples for corset

  1. Now she was so close to them that he could distinguish her face; it was that of a young girl; her cheeks flushed, her eyes radiant; bold and intrepid as a chamois, she hastened forward; her long, black tresses were waving round her head, and her bosom heaved violently under the folds of her white corset. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  2. Then she was amazingly fat; her flesh seemed to be escaping at all ends from a corset strained to the utmost limit. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett