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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breastplate, aegis, egis(noun)

    armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass


  1. breastplate(Noun)

    A piece of armor that covers the chest.

  2. breastplate(Noun)

    A piece of horse tack designed to prevent the saddle slipping backwards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breastplate(noun)

    a plate of metal covering the breast as defensive armor

  2. Breastplate(noun)

    a piece against which the workman presses his breast in operating a breast drill, or other similar tool

  3. Breastplate(noun)

    a strap that runs across a horse's breast

  4. Breastplate(noun)

    a part of the vestment of the high priest, worn upon the front of the ephod. It was a double piece of richly embroidered stuff, a span square, set with twelve precious stones, on which were engraved the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. See Ephod


  1. Breastplate

    A breastplate is a device worn over the torso to protect it from injury, as an item of religious significance, or as an item of status. A breastplate is sometimes worn by mythological beings as a distinctive item of clothing.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breastplate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breastplate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of breastplate in a Sentence

  1. Troy Holtorf:

    When you put on the full armor of God, it’s just like putting on a full set of turnouts, you have a helmet, a shield, a jacket—which is like a breastplate, a pair of pants, boots, you have a shield—which is the shield of faith, your sword—which is the Word of God—is kind of like your pipe puller, your ax.

  2. Helen Wass:

    Given the number of human remains at St. James, we weren't confident that we were going to find him, we were very lucky that Captain Flinders had a breastplate made of lead meaning it would not have corroded. We'll now be able to study his skeleton to see whether life at sea left its mark and what more we can learn about him.

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