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Definition of "corslet" [cors•let]

  • Variant of corselet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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