corse·let /||ˈkɔrslət, ||ˌkɔrsəˈlɛt/
1. Armor for the body, as, the body breastplate and backpiece taken together; -- also, used for the entire suit of the day, including breastplate and backpiece, tasset and headpiece.
2. Zool. The thorax of an insect.
n : a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a
breastplate and back piece [syn: corslet]