- a piece of plate armor of the 15th to the 18th century protecting the lower part of the torso in front: used especially as a reinforcement over a breastplate.
Origin of placate2
Examples from the Web for placcate
The centre one, which is damascened, has in front of it an extra gorget, and a placcate to strengthen the breast.Authorised Guide to the Tower of London
W. J. Loftie
- (tr) to pacify or appease
Word Origin and History for placcate
1670s, a back-formation from placation or else from Latin placatus "soothed, quiet, gentle, calm, peaceful," past participle of placare "to calm, appease, quiet, soothe, assuage," related to placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placated; placating; placatingly.