Definitions for placketˈplæk ɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a slit, usu. with fastenings, at the neck, waist, or wrist of a garment for ease in putting it on or taking it off.
a pocket, esp. one in a woman's skirt.
Archaic. . .
Ref: petticoat; woman 1
Origin of placket:
1595–1605; alter. of placard breastplate < OF, der. of plaquier to plate < MD placken to patch; cf. plaque
a piece of cloth sewn under an opening
a slit or other opening in an item of clothing, to allow access to pockets or fastenings
Origin: An alteration of placard.
a petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman
the opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on; -- called also placket hole
a woman's pocket