- a square, richly embroidered vestment ornamented with 12 precious stones, each inscribed with the name of one of the 12 tribes of Israel, secured to the ephod of the high priest and worn on the chest. Exodus 28:15–28.
- a rectangular ornament, typically of silver, suspended by a chain over the front of a scroll of the Torah.
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They were paired with a white top with a classically articulated bust line that also called to mind a modern breastplate.Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere Shows Whispers of Brilliance in Spring 2013 Collection|Robin Givhan|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The smoking, roaring engine carried a large bouquet of roses on its breastplate, like a bridesmaid at some leviathan wedding.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Where is thy strong breastplate and the rest of thy steel armor?With Spurs of Gold|Frances Nimmo Greene
Was the mitr a separate article or a continuation of the breastplate, lower down, struck by a dropping arrow?Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
Yet I think the cry was less from pain than to see the marring of her shining breastplate; and the tears started to her eyes.A Heroine of France|Evelyn Everett-Green
There stands opposite a grander monument to a mighty earl, and over it hangs a breastplate and gauntlets of steel.The Hills and the Vale|Richard Jefferies