Definition of breastplate in English:

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breastplate

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛs(t)pleɪt/

noun

1A piece of armour covering the chest.
Example sentences
  • Vests and T-shirts bear prints of Japanese armour breastplates embellished with coloured jewels.
  • The man quickly grabbed his arms and the woman stripped his armour breastplate away.
  • He wore a breastplate and leg armour, as well as the expensive, linen drapery around his body.
2A set of straps attached to the front of a saddle, which pass across the horse’s chest and prevent the saddle slipping backward.
Example sentences
  • They were so pretty, with those burnished breastplates.
  • This breastplate is designed to keep the saddle from sliding backwards while allowing the horse freedom of movement.
  • Rear cinch and breastplate are considered required for safety reasons.
2.1The strap of a harness covering the chest of a horse.
Example sentences
  • Horwath pointed out reflectors on the ankles and breastplate of her horse as an example of safety-consciousness among equine caretakers.
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