Breastplate

Breast"plate`

(), n. 1. A plate of metal covering the breast as defensive armor.
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Before his old rusty breastplate could be scoured, and his cracked headpiece mended.
Swift.
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2. A piece against which the workman presses his breast in operating a breast drill, or other similar tool.
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3. A strap that runs across a horse's breast. Ash.
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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.
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Breast"plow`

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Breast"plough`

} (), n. A kind of plow, driven by the breast of the workman; -- used to cut or pare turf.
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