codpiece definition by Webster's New World
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a bag or flap fastened over the front opening in the tight breeches worn by men in the 15th and 16th cent.
Origin: cod plush piece
codpiece definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A pouch at the crotch of the tight-fitting breeches worn by men in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Origin: Middle English codpece : cod, bag, scrotum (from Old English codd, bag) + pece, piece; see piece.