Breastplate

  • 1 BREASTPLATE — BREASTPLATE, metal shield placed in front of the mantle of the Torah scroll in Ashkenazi communities. This custom did not develop in Sephardi communities because their Torah scrolls were kept in a case (tik) which did not lend itself to such… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 Breastplate — Breast plate , n. 1. A plate of metal covering the breast as defensive armor. [1913 Webster] Before his old rusty breastplate could be scoured, and his cracked headpiece mended. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece against which the workman presses… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 breastplate — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of armour covering the chest …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 breastplate — [brest′pēs΄brest′plāt΄] n. 1. a piece of armor for the breast: see ARMOR 2. in ancient times, an embroidered cloth worn on the breast of the Jewish high priest: it was set with twelve jewels representing the twelve tribes of Israel: also (RSV)… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Breastplate — This can also refer to a piece of riding equipment: see Breastplate (tack). A breastplate is a device worn over the torso either to protect the torso from injury, or as an item of religious significance, or as an item of status. A breastplate was …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 breastplate — UK [ˈbrestˌpleɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms breastplate : singular breastplate plural breastplates a piece of metal that soldiers wore in the past to protect their chests …

    English dictionary

  • 7 Breastplate —    1) That piece of ancient armour that protected the breast. This word is used figuratively in Eph. 6:14 and Isa. 59:17. (See Armour.)    2) An ornament covering the breast of the high priest, first mentioned in Ex. 25:7. It was made of… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 8 breastplate — [[t]bre̱stpleɪt[/t]] breastplates N COUNT A breastplate is a piece of armour that covers and protects the chest …

    English dictionary

  • 9 breastplate — noun Date: 14th century 1. a usually metal plate worn as defensive armor for the breast see armor illustration 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… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 breastplate — /brest playt /, n. 1. a piece of plate armor partially or completely covering the front of the torso: used by itself or as part of a cuirass. See diag. under armor. 2. the part of the harness that runs across the chest of a saddle horse. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 11 breastplate — noun a) A piece of armor that covers the chest. b) A piece of horse tack designed to prevent the saddle slipping backwards …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 breastplate — breast|plate [ˈbrestpleıt] n a leather or metal protective covering worn over the chest by soldiers during battles in the past …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 breastplate — breast|plate [ brest,pleıt ] noun count a piece of metal that soldiers wore in the past to protect their chests …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 breastplate — n. armor for the front of the torso …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 breastplate — noun 1》 a piece of armour covering the chest. 2》 a set of straps attached to the front of a saddle and passing across the horse s chest …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 breastplate — noun (C) a leather or metal protective covering worn over the chest by soldiers during battles in former times …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 Breastplate — Plate armor worn on the chest and front of the torso …

    Medieval glossary

  • 18 breastplate — breast•plate [[t]ˈbrɛstˌpleɪt[/t]] n. 1) her a piece of plate armor for protecting the front of the torso 2) jud a) a vestment worn on the chest of the Jewish high priest, ornamented with 12 precious stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel b) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 breastplate — /ˈbrɛstpleɪt / (say brestplayt) noun 1. armour for the front of the torso. 2. part of the harness that runs across a saddle horse s breast. 3. a square ornament worn on the breast by the Jewish high priest …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 breastplate —   Pale umauma …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary


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