the small facet at the base of a gem whose face is cut as a brilliant
Origin of culetOFr, diminutive of cul, posterior, bottom ; from Classical Latin culus, anus ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)keu-, to cover ; from sky, hide
- The small flat face at the bottom of a gem cut as a brilliant.
- Armor consisting of overlapping plates used to protect the buttocks.
Origin of culetObsolete French, diminutive of cul, rump, from Latin c&umacron;lus; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.