- a swimsuit; esp., a one-piece swimsuit for women
- a one-piece garment like this, worn by gymnasts, etc.
Origin of maillotFr, diminutive from maille, knitted material, literally , mail: see mail
- A woman's one-piece swimsuit usually cut high on the leg.
- A pair of tights or a leotard made from a stretchable jersey fabric, worn for ballet or gymnastics.
Origin of maillotFrench from Old French swaddling clothes from maille mesh from Latin macula
From French maillot (“shirt, leotard").