chest protector

  1. a protective pad worn over the chest by a catcher or umpire to shield the body from foul tips.

Origin of chest protector

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

Words Nearby chest protector Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chest protector in a sentence

  • Sew them in your chest protector, or wherever people keep valuables.

    The Man in Lower Ten | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "I wish I'd get a chance," he said, prancing about digging vicious holes in the glove, that looked like a chest protector.

    The Varmint | Owen Johnson