corset

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Corset \Cor"set\ (k?r"s?t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Corseted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corseting}.] To inclose in corsets.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Corset \Cor"set\ (k?r"s?t), noun [F., dim. of OF. cors, F. corps, body. See {Corse}.]

1. In the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was close fitting, worn by both men and women.

2. An article of dress inclosing the chest and waist worn (chiefly by women) to support the body or to modify its shape; stays.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

corset

noun

1: a woman's close-fitting foundation garment [syn: {corset}, {girdle}, {stays}]

verb

1: dress with a corset


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