Corset



[kawr-sit] /ˈkɔr sɪt/

noun
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, especially by women, to shape and support the body; stays.
verb (used with object)
2.
to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
3.
to regulate strictly; constrict.
/ˈkɔːsɪt/
noun
1.

2.
(informal) a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
3.
a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
verb
4.
(transitive) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
n.

c.1300, “kind of laced bodice,” from Old French corset (13c.) “bodice, tunic,” diminutive of cors “body” (see corps). Meaning “stiff supporting and constricting undergarment” is from 1795.

noun

A bulletproof vest; flak jacket (1920s+ Police & underworld)

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    [kawr-si-teer] /ˌkɔr sɪˈtɪər/ noun 1. a person who specializes in making, fitting, or selling corsets, brassieres, or other foundation garments. /ˌkɔːsɛtɪˈɛə; kɔːˌsɛt-/ noun 1. a woman who makes and fits corsets



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