A kind of under waist stiffened with whalebone, etc., worn esp. by women; a corset; stays.
A close-fitting outer waist or vest forming the upper part of a woman's dress, or a portion of it.
1. The close fitting upper part of a woman's dress. 2. A woman's wide, sleeveless vest tightly laced in front, worn over a blouse or dress, usually low-cut.