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shirt front

the front of a shirt, especially the part that is exposed when a jacket or vest is worn.
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Origin of shirt front
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There, another, looking bigger and more self-confident, had no shirt front at all.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • He was speaking with difficulty, and dragging at his shirt front.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • I kind of like to poke Elkanah in the shirt front once in a while, just to hear it crackle.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Polter was standing, and we had the white sheen from his shirt front.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point Raymond King Cummings
  • Roy Beaumont wore minute boot-buttons on his cuffs and shirt front.

    The Twelfth Hour

    Ada Leverson
  • He was in evening dress and his shirt front had a broad wrinkle across it.

    Lalage's Lovers George A. Birmingham
  • I thought you looked at the egg spilled on his chin and shirt front.

    Sixes and Sevens

    O. Henry
  • The frill of his shirt front and the ruffles at his wrists were of the finest lace.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • His shirt front was crimson with blood, just over the heart.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • With a safety-pin she attached his shirt sleeve to his shirt front.

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