from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of corselet.

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  • n. Alternative form of corselet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A corselet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See corselet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece


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  • They have another kind of corslet, made like the corsets of our ladies, of splinters of hard wood interlaced with nettle twine.

    Narrative of a voyage to the northwest coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814; or, The first American settlement of the Pacific

  • a coat of mail -- a kind of corslet, quilted with leather or plates of metal, reaching only to the chest, and supported by shoulder straps, leaving the shoulders and arms at full liberty.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The temper of the corslet threw the point of the weapon upwards, but a deep wound took place between the neck and shoulder; and the force of the blow prostrated the bridegroom on the floor.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The gleam of the sunbeams upon his head-piece and corslet showed that he was in armour, and the purpose of the other travellers required that he should not pass unquestioned.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • At the same time three muskets were discharged; and while one ball rattled against the corslet of proof, to the strength of which our valiant Captain had been more than once indebted for his life, another penetrated the armour which covered the front of his left thigh, and stretched him on the ground.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The assassin hovered less than an instant over the sleeper, as if to mark the interval between the ill-fated silver corslet, and the body which it was designed to protect, when, at the instant the blow was rushing to its descent, the

    Count Robert of Paris

  • It covered a corslet, which had once been of polished steel, fairly gilded, but was now somewhat injured with rust.

    The Abbot

  • He sighed a moment, as was visible, in spite of gorget and corslet, and then added,

    The Monastery

  • Thus in the military training itself he gave up the practice with bow and javelin, leaving his men to perfect themselves in the use of sabre, shield, and corslet, accustoming them from the very first to the thought that they must close with the enemy, or confess themselves worthless as fellow-combatants; a harsh conclusion for those who knew that they were only protected in order to fight on behalf of their protectors.


  • Their spears were immensely stout and long, such as they carry to this day, and the huge shield not only gave more protection than corslet and buckler, but aided the thrust of the fighter, slung as it was from the shoulder.



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