Definition of placket in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈplakɪt/


An opening or slit in a garment, covering fastenings or for access to a pocket, or the flap of fabric under such an opening: a vest top with button fastening placket
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  • The long-sleeve style has button-through sleeve plackets, adjustable cuffs and a back pleat.
  • The shirts feature a three-button placket, rib knit collar and cuffs, banded sleeves, tail back, side vents, taped neck and shoulders, and woodtone buttons.
  • You can apply your design to any garment area, but construction details such as seamlines, pockets, collars, plackets and cuffs offer built-in creative opportunities.


Early 17th century: variant of placard in an obsolete sense 'garment worn under an open coat or gown'.

Words that rhyme with placket

Blackett, bracket, jacket, packet, racket

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