a protective pad worn over the chest by a catcher or umpire to shield the body from foul tips.
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How to use chest protector in a sentence
After Bugs Bunny slides into home plate without a tag, the impostor ump calls out Bugs, who crawls up the Gorilla’s chest protector and literally goes nose-to-nose with him, inside his face mask.‘Baseball Bugs’ at 75: How a Looney Tunes classic left its mark on America’s pastime | Frederic J. Frommer | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
The chest protector was paper-thin with the faded mark of “Spalding” in the top left hand corner.
An apparatus for getting at nuts without cracking them; or a chest-protector for Cæsar to wear in damp weather?Fifty-Two Stories For Girls | Various
Women tightened up about the throat and dared to wonder whether he wore a chest-protector and asafetida bag.Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
A chest protector, like the one we illustrate, is invaluable for the girl who has a weak chest, and is out in all weathers.Needlework Economies | Various