- (n.) In the Middle Ages, a gown or basque of which the body was close fitting, worn by both men and women.
- (n.) An article of dress inclosing the chest and waist worn (chiefly by women) to support the body or to modify its shape; stays.
- (v. t.) To inclose in corsets.
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Definitions of: COSTER
- (n.) One who hawks about fruit, green vegetables, fish, etc.
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- (n. pl.) The legislative assembly, composed of nobility, clergy, and representatives of cities, which in Spain and in Portugal answers, in some measure, to the Parliament of Great Britain.
- (n.) A body of armed men to attend a person of distinction for the sake of affording safety when on a journey; one who conducts some one as an attendant; a guard, as of prisoners on a march; also, a body of persons, attending as a mark of respect or honor; -- applied to movements on land, as convoy is to movements at sea.
- (n.) Protection, care, or safeguard on a journey or excursion; as, to travel under the escort of a friend.
- (n.) To attend with a view to guard and protect; to accompany as safeguard; to give honorable or ceremonious attendance to; -- used esp. with reference to journeys or excursions on land; as, to escort a public functionary, or a lady; to escort a baggage wagon.
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- (n.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia.
- (n.) A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc.
- (n.) A mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale.
- (n.) An astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector.