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Corslet(t, -lat(t, n. Also: -late, -lait. [e.m.E. corslet(t, -lete (1563), corselet (c 1500), F. corselet. Cf. Croslet.]

1. A close-fitting body-garment. Tway elnis canves to be ane corslett to beir his graces poynttis; 1552 Treas. Acc. X. 80.

2. A defensive corslet. (a) In at the guschet [1570 corslait] brymly he him bar; Wall. ii. 63.
The said Haggerstoune … shot in his corslate of pruif, which sauet his lyfe; Bann. Memor. 133.
Thair come in ane ambassadour … in ane schip with … calliveris, pouldar, and corslattis; Pitsc. II. 257/24.
Both scheild and corslat from him did he suak; J. Stewart 51/107.
Weill furneist and arrayit with muscatt, … steilbonat, corslat; 1600 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 214.
(b) Ony culveringis … or uther handgunnis, morreonis nor corslettis, attour the nowmer of fyve hundrith; 1573 Reg. Privy C. II. 236.
Airmorer and maker of corsletts; 1595 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 137.
That euerie erle be armit and furnist with corslet of pruif; 1598 Acts IV. 169/1.
Comb. To len to Joseas Rickart, corslett maker, in the touns name, the sowme of fyftie punds money; 1598 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 217.

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"Corslet(t n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Oct 2017 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/dost/corslett>



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