Simple Definition of breastplate
: a piece of metal that covers a person's chest and that was part of the protective clothing (called armor) that soldiers wore in the past
Full Definition of breastplate
2 : a vestment worn in ancient times by a Jewish high priest and set with 12 gems bearing the names of the tribes of Israel
3 : a piece against which a worker's breast is pressed in operating a tool (as a breast drill)
First Known Use of breastplate
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BREASTPLATE Defined for Kids
Definition of breastplate for Students
: a piece of armor for covering the breast
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