Plastron

Plas"tron

(?), n. [F. plastron breastplate, plastron, LL. plastra a thin plate of metal. See Plaster.] 1. A piece of leather stuffed or padded, worn by fencers to protect the breast. Dryden.
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3. (Anc. Armor) An iron breastplate, worn under the hauberk.
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3. (Anat.) The ventral shield or shell of tortoises and turtles. See Testudinata.
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4. A trimming for the front of a woman's dress, made of a different material, and narrowing from the shoulders to the waist.
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