breastbone

noun
breast·​bone | \ ˈbres(t)-ˌbōn How to pronounce breastbone (audio) \

Definition of breastbone

Examples of breastbone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The center of the bra lays completely flat against the breastbone. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "How to Measure Your Bra Size and Find the Right Fit for You," 7 Sep. 2020 Getting Ready to Slice Remove the breast meat from either side of the breastbone. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "How to Properly Carve a Turkey Like a Pro," 28 Aug. 2020 This is it: memorize their breath and the stretch of your limbs and their sweat on your breastbone. Ella Dawson, Longreads, "The Lie of ‘One Last Time’ with My Ex," 18 May 2020 Nearly four years to the date after Sweetbitter hit shelves, Stephanie Danler is following up her bestselling (and cult-favorite) novel with a memoir that can best be described as a punch right in the breastbone. Seija Rankin, EW.com, "Listen to exclusive excerpt of Stephanie Danler's new memoir, Stray," 20 May 2020 Then cut down between the breastbone to divide the breast, then cut each breast crosswise in half (two of the pieces will have the wings attached). Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "Repertoire: What Bay Area chefs and bakers are cooking during the pandemic," 29 Apr. 2020 Layered over that was a diaphanous white chiffon cape that fell to about the breastbone in the front and opened at the sides to allow the skin of bare arms to peek through. Los Angeles Times, "Our fashion critic reviews ‘Making the Cut’s’ winning looks: ‘Coachella-worthy’," 17 Apr. 2020 Next, make a vertical cut along the top of the corresponding breastbone, from the neck to the back. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "How to Properly Carve a Turkey Like a Pro," 11 Oct. 2019 Getting Ready to Slice Remove the breast meat from either side of the breastbone. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "How to Properly Carve a Turkey Like a Pro," 11 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of breastbone

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Breastbone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breastbone. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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breastbone

noun
How to pronounce breastbone (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of breastbone

: a flat, narrow bone in the middle of the chest to which the ribs are connected

breastbone

noun
breast·​bone | \ ˈbrest-ˈbōn How to pronounce breastbone (audio) \

Kids Definition of breastbone

: a flat narrow bone in the middle of the chest to which the ribs are connected

breastbone

noun
breast·​bone | \ ˈbres(t)-ˈbōn, -ˌbōn How to pronounce breastbone (audio) \

Medical Definition of breastbone

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