placket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n placket a piece of cloth sewn under an opening
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Placket A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman.
    • Placket A woman's pocket.
    • Placket The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on; -- called also placket hole.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n placket A pocket, especially a pocket in a woman's dress.
    • n placket The opening or slit in a petticoat or skirt; a fent.
    • n placket A petticoat; hence, figuratively, a woman.
    • n placket Same as placcate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Placket plak′et (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.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. plaquer, to lay or clap on. See Placard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. plaquetplaquer, to clap on.

Usage

In literature:

With one apron string she tied shut the band and placket.
"A Girl Of The Limberlost" by Gene Stratton Porter
By St. Winifred's placket, cried Gymnast, this case has been often tried.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Placket and pot = women and wine.
"The Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
Biting her nether lip, hooking the placket of her skirt.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
By St. Winifred's placket, cried Gymnast, this case has been often tried.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
Repeated rings at the bell at last brought out the woman in charge, her arms covered with soap-suds, and gown drawn through a placket-hole.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
The placket of the dress was at the foot and showed two inches of the ankle.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
A placket is an opening in a garment allowing it to be put on.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
These two rows are sewed together when the skirt is finished, thus forming the placket and also the desired fulness in the back.
"Spool Knitting" by Mary A. McCormack
Women's petticoats were called plackets as well as petticoats.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
The maid closed the lace blouse, quickly clipped the fasteners together, then closed the placket hole completely.
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
Follow the directions for the successive steps for making Placket A through "g," as the two plackets are the same to this point.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
However, presently she caught her placket in the wanton arm of a chair and after a short struggle capitulated to stillness.
"The Passionate Elopement" by Compton Mackenzie
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In news:

Two-ply 80-doubles yarn for strength, single-needle tailoring, open collar, front and back darts, Red House engraved buttons and embroidery on the right sleeve placket.
5.11 PDU shirts have a mic-cord pass-through above the duty belt, hidden document pockets, pen slots, a zip placket with faux buttons, epaulets, underarm vents and adjustable wrist cuffs.
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In science:

The disctetized bosonic quantum fields are naturally defined on the spacetime lattice, scalar (particles) fields - on lattice sites, vector particles - on lattice links, tensor particles - on lattice plackets, and so on (see e.g. ). 3.
Classical and Quantum Problems for Quanputers
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