Definition of Corslet

1. Noun. A piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece.




Definition of Corslet

1. n. A corselet.

Definition of Corslet

1. Noun. (alternative form of corselet) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Corslet

1. corselet [n -S] - See also: corselet

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corslet

corseted
corsetiere
corsetieres
corseting
corsetless
corsetlessness
corsetlike
corsetmaker
corsetmakers
corsetmaking
corsetries
corsetry
corsets
corsive
corsives
corslet (current term)
corslets
corsned
corsneds
corso
corsos
cortactin
cortege
corteges
corten
cortex
cortex cerebelli
cortex cerebri
cortex glandulae suprarenalis
cortex lentis

Literary usage of Corslet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"Herodotus mentions this corslet t, and another, presented by Amasis to the Lacedaemonians, ... Each thread of the corslet was worthy of admiration. t For, ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, Ernest Myers (1915)
"Now when he had wrought the shield great and strong, then wrought he him a corslet brighter than a flame of fire, and he wrought him a massive helmet to fit ..."

3. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang (1906)
"The arrow of Pandarus whistles through the corslet of Menelaus (IV. 136). The same archer pierces with an arrow the corslet of Diomede (V. 99, 100). ..."

4. Certificate of Musters in the County of Somerset: Temp. Eliz. A. D. 1569 by Somerset (England) (1904)
"One tithing corslet, a pair of almain ... George Rodney, esq., a corslet, a gelding for a light horseman furnished. ..."

5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"The body is narrow and elongated, nearly linear, with the eves large, and the corslet elongated. LYCTUS, Fab.—In these the edges of the head entirely, ..."

6. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians: Including Their Private Life by John Gardner Wilkinson (1842)
"Each thread of the corslet was worthy of admiration. t For, though very fine, every one was composed of 360 other threads, all distinct; the quality being ..."

7. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... Which, full descending with a frightful T sway, I Thro' shield and corslet forc'd th' impet- > And buried deep in his fair bosom lay. ..."

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