corselette
noun see corselet 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • corselette — noun A womans undergarment that is a combination of a corset and a brassiere; a corselet …   Wiktionary

  • corselette — [ˌkɔ:s(ə) lɛt, kɔ:s(ə)lɛt] (also corselet) noun a woman s undergarment combining corset and bra …   English new terms dictionary

  • corselette — cor·se·lette …   English syllables

  • corselette — n. (also corselet) a woman s foundation garment combining corset and brassiegravere …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corselet — The inside of a Corselette A corselet or corselette is a type of foundation garment, sharing elements of both brassieres and girdles. It may incorporate lace in front or in back. The term originated by the addition of the diminutive suffix ette… …   Wikipedia

  • corselet — noun Date: 1563 1. (or corslet) [Middle French, diminutive of cors body, bodice] a piece of armor covering the trunk 2. (or corselette) [from Corselette, a trademark] an undergarment combining girdle and brassiere …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Seppo Telenius — Seppo Sakari Telenius [Manuscripts and other material of Seppo Telenius are kept in the Literature Archives of the Finnish Literature Society (Helsinki, Finland).] (born on February 16, 1954, in Porvoo, Finland) is a Finnish writer and historian …   Wikipedia

  • History of brassieres — The history of the bra is inextricably intertwined with the social history of the status of women, including the evolution of fashion and changing views of the body.At various times since recorded history women have used a variety of garments and …   Wikipedia

  • corselet — /kawr seuh let / for 1; /kawrs lit/ for 2, n. 1. Also, corselette. a woman s lightweight foundation garment combining a brassiere and girdle in one piece. 2. Also, corslet. Armor. a. a suit of light half armor or three quarter armor of the 16th… …   Universalium

  • corset — corsetless, adj. /kawr sit/, n. 1. Sometimes, corsets. a close fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, esp. by women, to shape and support the… …   Universalium

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