Breastplate

Definition of Breastplate

Breast´plate`
n.1.A plate of metal covering the breast as defensive armor.
Before his old rusty breastplate could be scoured, and his cracked headpiece mended.
- Swift.
2.A piece against which the workman presses his breast in operating a breast drill, or other similar tool.
3.A strap that runs across a horse's breast.
4.(Jewish Antiq.) A part of the vestment of the high priest, worn upon the front of the ephod. It was a double piece of richly embroidered stuff, a span square, set with twelve precious stones, on which were engraved the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. See Ephod.

Related Words

aegis, armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, egis, plastron, plate armor, plate armour, suit of armor, suit of armour
Word:

Browse

breakstone
breakthrough
Breakup
Breakwater
Bream
Breast
Breast drill
Breast pang
Breast-deep
Breast-high
Breastband
Breastbeam
Breastbone
Breasted
Breastfast
Breastheight
Breasthook
Breasting
Breastknot
Breastpin
-Breastplate-
Breastplow
Breastrail
Breastrope
Breastsummer
Breastwheel
Breastwork
Breath
Breathable
Breathableness
breathalyze
breathalyzer
Breathe
breathed
Breather
Breathful
Breathing
Breathing place
Breathing time
Breathing while
Breathless
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy