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shirt front

noun
1.
the front of a shirt, especially the part that is exposed when a jacket or vest is worn.
2.
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Origin of shirt front
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • 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
  • He was powder-stained and grimy; there was blood on his face and shirt front.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • 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
  • The professor, in the act of taking another pinch from my shirt front, paused with a little jerk.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • Polter was standing, and we had the white sheen from his shirt front.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point Raymond King Cummings
  • He had a diamond in his shirt front and a bit of egg on his cuff.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • I thought you looked at the egg spilled on his chin and shirt front.

    Sixes and Sevens O. Henry
  • His shirt front was partly dragged out of his breast, and the Order of the Annunziata was torn away.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • The frill of his shirt front and the ruffles at his wrists were of the finest lace.

    Ponce de Leon William Pilling

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