Plastron Definition

plăstrən
noun
A metal breastplate worn under a coat of mail.
Webster's New World
A padded protector worn over the chest by fencers.
Webster's New World
A starched shirt front.
Webster's New World
A trimming like a dickey, worn on the front of a woman's dress.
Webster's New World
The front panel of the tunic of a uniform, usually of a different color than the rest.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Plastron

Noun

Singular:
plastron
Plural:
plastrons

Origin of Plastron

  • From French plastron, from Italian piastrone, augmentive of piastra (“breastplate"), from Latin emplastrum (“plaster"), from Ancient Greek εμπλαστρον (emplastron), from εμπλαστος (emplastos, “daubed, plastered"), from εμπλασσειν (emplassein, “to mould, form").

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French from Old Italian piastrone augmentative of piastra thin metal plate piaster

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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