What does placket mean?

Definitions for placketˈplæk ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word placket.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. placket(noun)

    a piece of cloth sewn under an opening


  1. placket(Noun)

    a slit or other opening in an item of clothing, to allow access to pockets or fastenings

  2. Origin: An alteration of placard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Placket(noun)

    a petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman

  2. Placket(noun)

    the opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on; -- called also placket hole

  3. Placket(noun)

    a woman's pocket

  4. Origin: [F. plaquer to lay or clap on. See Placard.]


  1. Placket

    A placket is an opening in the upper part of trousers or skirts, or at the neck or sleeve of a garment. Plackets are almost always used to allow clothing to be put on or removed easily, but are sometimes used purely as a design element. Modern plackets often contain fabric facings or attached bands to surround and reinforce fasteners such as buttons, snaps, or zippers. In modern usage, the term placket often refers to the double layers of fabric that hold the buttons and buttonholes in a shirt. Plackets can also be found at the neckline of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or at the waist of a skirt or pair of trousers. Plackets are almost always made of more than one layer of fabric, and often have interfacing in between the fabric layers. This is done to give support and strength to the placket fabric because the placket and the fasteners on it are often subjected to stress when the garment is worn. The two sides of the placket often overlap. This is done to protect the wearer from fasteners rubbing against their skin and to hide underlying clothing or undergarments. A button front shirt without a separate pieced placket is called a "French placket." The fabric is simply folded over and the buttonhole stitching secures the two layers. This method affords a very clean finish, especially if heavily patterned fabrics are being used. This method is normally only used in stiff-fronted formal evening shirts. However, the normal, separate placket on a shirt gives a more symmetrical appearance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Placket

    plak′et, n. (Shak.) the slit in a petticoat: a petticoat—hence, a woman: a placcate or additional plate of steel on the lower half of the breast-plate, or back-plate: a leather jacket strengthened with strips of steel. [Fr. plaquetplaquer, to clap on.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of placket in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of placket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of placket

  1. placketplacketplacket

Translations for placket

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for placket »


Find a translation for the placket definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these placket definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"placket." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 21 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/placket>.

Are we missing a good definition for placket? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for placket:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.