plastron


plastron

noun

  1. a piece of plate armor for the upper part of the torso in front.
  2. Fencing. a quilted pad worn over part of the torso, for protection.
  3. an ornamental front piece of a woman’s bodice.
  4. the starched front of a shirt.
  5. Zoology. the ventral part of the shell of a turtle.

noun

  1. the bony plate forming the ventral part of the shell of a tortoise or turtle

n.c.1500, from Middle French plastron “breastplate,” from Italian piastrone, augmentative of piastra “breastplate, thin metal plate” (see piaster). As an animal part, from 1813; as an article of dress, 1876.

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