Breastplate meaning

brĕst'plāt'
The definition of a breastplate is protection worn over the chest, or a square cloth with twelve jewels worn by ancient Jewish high priests.

An example of a breastplate is the metal armor worn over the chest by medieval knights.

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A piece of armor that covers the breast.
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A square cloth set with 12 precious stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel, worn over the breast by ancient high priests.
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A piece of armor for the breast.
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In ancient times, an embroidered cloth worn on the breast of the Jewish high priest: it was set with twelve jewels representing the twelve tribes of Israel.
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A piece of armor that covers the chest.
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A piece of horse tack designed to prevent the saddle slipping backwards.
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