- the opening or slit at the top of a skirt, or in a dress or blouse, that facilitates putting it on and taking it off.
- a pocket, especially one in a woman's skirt.
- a petticoat.
- a woman.
Origin of placket
1595–1605; variant of placard breastplate < Old French, derivative of plaquier to plate < Middle Dutch placken to patch; cf. plaque
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Examples from the Web for placket
Gather from the placket to the middle of the front gore, if a skirt, apron, or dress.
A placket is an opening in a garment allowing it to be put on.
Can you tell where to place the two strips for the bands, and for the placket facings?
Yes, the long narrow strips are for the belt; some are for the placket facings.
The first exercise of the "Placket Sampler" is done on one of these quarters.Handicraft for Girls
- a piece of cloth sewn in under a closure with buttons, hooks and eyes, zips, etc
- the closure itself
C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch plackaet breastplate, from Medieval Latin placca metal plate
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