a piece of plate armor for the upper part of the torso in front.
Fencing. a quilted pad worn over part of the torso, for protection.
an ornamental front piece of a woman's bodice.
the starched front of a shirt.
Zoology. the ventral part of the shell of a turtle.
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How to use plastron in a sentence
I had myself a great silver bowl, with two goblets, and a plastron of Spanish steel.The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle
Frequently a metal breastplate or plastron-de-fer, and a steel cap or chapel-de-fer, were worn under the mail.A Handbook of Pictorial History | Henry W. Donald
A square brown Derby is worn with this suit, brown English driving gloves, and a white plastron or coachman's scarf.The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain
His chest, he thought, must burst under the strapped plastron, and sweat poured in a sheet across his eyes.The Bright Shawl | Joseph Hergesheimer
The anterior and posterior lobes of the plastron had been folded over the bridge, forming a three-ply thickness of bone.A New Extinct Emydid Turtle from the Lower Pliocene of Oklahoma | Edwin C. Galbreath
British Dictionary definitions for plastron
the bony plate forming the ventral part of the shell of a tortoise or turtle
- plastral, adjective
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