breastplate

a highly embroidered, woven fabric that in ancient times was an integral part of the Jewish High Priest's vestments. Suspended by a neck chain so as to hang in front of his chest, it was rectangular and had 12 precious stones three in each of four tiers, each stone representing one of the 12 tribes of ancient Israel -- mounted on it. The prototype...
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breastplate

[n] - armor plate that protects the chest
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Breastplate

Breast'plate` noun 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...
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breastplate

aegis noun armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
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Breastplate

• (n.) A plate of metal covering the breast as defensive armor. • (n.) A piece against which the workman presses his breast in operating a breast drill, or other similar tool. • (n.) 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 ...
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Breastplate

A breastplate is defensive armour worn upon the breast.
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Breastplate

The front plate of a cuirass worn with a backplate.
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Breastplate

A set of straps which pass under the horse's chest and prevent the saddle from slipping backward.
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Breastplate

[tack] A breastplate (used interchangeably with breastcollar, breaststrap and breastgirth) is a piece of riding equipment used on horses. Its purpose is to keep the saddle or harness from sliding back. On riding horses, it is most helpful on horses with large shoulders and a flat ribcage. It is also a safety feature, especially on cross-cou...
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Breastplate

A breastplate is a device worn over the torso to protect it from injury, as an item of religious significance, or as an item of status. A breastplate is sometimes worn by mythological beings as a distinctive item of clothing. == Armour == In medieval weaponry, the breastplate is the front portion of plate armour covering the torso. It has been a m...
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