the opening or slit at the top of a skirt, or in a dress or blouse, that facilitates putting it on and taking it off.
a pocket, especially one in a woman's skirt.
- a petticoat.
- a woman.
Origin of placket
variant of placard
breastplate < Old French,
derivative of plaquier
to plate < Middle Dutch placken
to patch; cf. plaque
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Examples from the Web for placket
Historical Examples of placket
Gather from the placket to the middle of the front gore, if a skirt, apron, or dress.
A placket is an opening in a garment allowing it to be put on.
Can you tell where to place the two strips for the bands, and for the placket facings?
Yes, the long narrow strips are for the belt; some are for the placket facings.
The first exercise of the "Placket Sampler" is done on one of these quarters.
British Dictionary definitions for placket
a piece of cloth sewn in under a closure with buttons, hooks and eyes, zips, etc
the closure itself
Word Origin for placket
C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch plackaet breastplate, from Medieval Latin placca metal plate
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