Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Entry: plastron (n.)

In context: "Mario's most comfortable standing and leaning into the support of the police lock he's trying to detach from his canvas plastron and lower, shucking the pack off his back at the same time."

Definition:  Fencing. A shield or pad worn to protect the chest. Also fig.

Other: 1755   Ld. Chesterfield Let. 15 Dec. (1932) (modernized text) V. 2169   The several situations which I have been in, having made me long the plastron of dedications, I am become as callous to flattery as some people are to abuse.

SNOOT score:  1
 
Page: 760

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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