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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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breastplatebreast‧plate /ˈbrestpleɪt/ noun [countable]  PMa leather or metal protective covering worn over the chest by soldiers during battles in the past
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breastplateHe's looking resplendent, you didn't know that he has a breastplate of medals, did you?A breastplate of darkness hid all the windows except one.Strap on your bodices, jerkins and breastplates.Carlo was large as a steroid junkie yet not puffy-firmly outlined, with a chest like an armor breastplate.His breastplate was the aegis, awful to behold; his bird was the eagle, his tree the oak.He tugged off the leather breastplate, then the tunic, and brushed at the blood.This is comparable to wearing a mail shirt or breastplate, conferring a D6 saving throw of 6.With a silver breastplate stuck full of arrows and the roars of the bloodthirsty pagans turned to weeping and conversion.
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