< /ˈsɛs taɪ/.
- a girdle or belt, especially as worn by women of ancient Greece.
- Classical Mythology. the girdle of Venus, decorated with every object that could arouse amorous desire.
noun, plural ces·tus·es. Roman Antiquity.
- a hand covering made of leather strips and often covered with metal studs, worn by boxers.
- classical myth the girdle of Aphrodite (Venus) decorated to cause amorousness
noun plural -tus or -tuses
- (in classical Roman boxing) a pugilist’s gauntlet of bull’s hide loaded or studded with metal