[plas-truh n] /ˈplæs trən/
a piece of plate armor for the upper part of the torso in front.
Fencing. a quilted pad worn over part of the torso, for protection.
an ornamental front piece of a woman’s bodice.
the starched front of a shirt.
Zoology. the ventral part of the shell of a turtle.
the bony plate forming the ventral part of the shell of a tortoise or turtle
c.1500, from Middle French plastron “breastplate,” from Italian piastrone, augmentative of piastra “breastplate, thin metal plate” (see piaster). As an animal part, from 1813; as an article of dress, 1876.
[plat] /plæt/ noun 1. a plot of ground. 2. a plan or map, as of land. verb (used with object), platted, platting. 3. to make a plat of; plot. [plat] /plæt/ noun 1. a plait or braid. verb (used with object), platted, platting. 2. to plait; braid. 1. variant of . 1. . 2. . […]
[plah-tah] /ˈplɑ tɑ/ noun 1. Rí·o de la [ree-aw th e lah] /ˈri ɔ ðɛ lɑ/ (Show IPA) an estuary on the SE coast of South America between Argentina and Uruguay, formed by the Uruguay and Paraná rivers, about 185 miles (290 km) long. [lah plah-tah] /lɑ ˈplɑ tɑ/ noun 1. a seaport in E […]
[pluh-tee-uh] /pləˈti ə/ noun 1. an ancient city in Greece, in Boeotia: Greeks defeated Persians here 479 b.c. /pləˈtiːə/ noun 1. an ancient city in S Boeotia, traditionally an ally of Athens: scene of the defeat of a great Persian army by the Greeks in 479 bc
/ˈplætən/ noun 1. another name for plane tree