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PLASTRON

 Dictionary entry overview: What does plastron mean? 

PLASTRON (noun)
  The noun PLASTRON has 5 senses:

1. the ornamental front of a woman's bodice or shirt
2. the front of man's dress shirt
3. a metal breastplate that was worn under a coat of mail
4. a large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest
5. (zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside

  Familiarity information: PLASTRON used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLASTRON (noun)


Sense 1plastron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ornamental front of a woman's bodice or shirt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("plastron" is a kind of...):

shirtfront (the front of a shirt (usually the part not covered by a jacket))

Holonyms ("plastron" is a part of...):

bodice (part of a dress above the waist)


Sense 2plastron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The front of man's dress shirt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("plastron" is a kind of...):

shirtfront (the front of a shirt (usually the part not covered by a jacket))

Holonyms ("plastron" is a part of...):

dress shirt; evening shirt (a man's white shirt (with a starch front) for evening wear (usually with a tuxedo))


Sense 3plastron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A metal breastplate that was worn under a coat of mail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("plastron" is a kind of...):

aegis; breastplate; egis (armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass)


Sense 4plastron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large pad worn by a fencer to protect the chest

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("plastron" is a kind of...):

pad (a usually thin flat mass of padding)


Sense 5plastron [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(zoology) the part of a turtle's shell forming its underside

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("plastron" is a kind of...):

exoskeleton (the exterior protective or supporting structure or shell of many animals (especially invertebrates) including bony or horny parts such as nails or scales or hoofs)

Domain category:

zoological science; zoology (the branch of biology that studies animals)

Holonyms ("plastron" is a part of...):

turtle (any of various aquatic and land reptiles having a bony shell and flipper-like limbs for swimming)


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