plastron
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian piastrone, augmentative of piastra thin metal plate — more at piastre Date: circa 1507 1. a. a metal breastplate formerly worn under the hauberk b. a quilted pad worn in fencing practice to protect the chest, waist, and the side on which the weapon is held 2. the ventral part of the shell of a tortoise or turtle consisting typically of nine symmetrically placed bones overlaid by horny plates 3. a. a trimming like a bib for a woman's dress b. dickey 1a 4. a thin film of air held by water-repellent hairs of some aquatic insects

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