One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A flat braided tape; especially a braid used to form designs on lace. Also: braided work, especially on lace. Frequently attributive, as "lacet braid", "lacet work", etc.
A hairpin bend in a road.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Ladies' Monthly Museum. From French lacet flat braided tape, braid used to form designs on lace from lace + -et<br>mid 19th century. From French lacet hairpin bend, specific sense development of lacet lace.
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