corset

Part of speech: noun

A closefitting laced bodice, worn as a support, usually by women.

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Usage examples "corset":

  1. The corset was greatly reduced. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  2. 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", Lousia Muhlbach.
  3. 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", Arnold Bennett.