Meaning of plastron

plas•tron

Pronunciation: (plas'trun), [key]
— n.
  1. a piece of plate armor for the upper part of the torso in front.
  2. a quilted pad worn over part of the torso, for protection.
  3. an ornamental front piece of a woman's bodice.
  4. the starched front of a shirt.
  5. the ventral part of the shell of a turtle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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