Definition of Placket

1. Noun. A piece of cloth sewn under an opening.

Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material
Group relationships: Skirt



Definition of Placket

1. n. A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman.

Definition of Placket

1. Noun. a slit or other opening in an item of clothing, to allow access to pockets or fastenings ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A petticoat, especially an under petticoat. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete slang by extension) A woman. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A woman's pocket. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Placket

1. a slit in a garment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Placket

1. 1. A petticoat, especially. An under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman. 2. The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on. Synonym: placket hole. 3. A woman's pocket. Origin: F. Plaquer to lay or clap on. See Placard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Placket

placidly
placidness
placidnesses
placified
placifies
placify
placifying
placing
placings
placit
placita
placitory
placits
placitum
plack
placket (current term)
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placode
placoderm
placodermal
placodermata
placodermi
placoderms
placodes
placoganoid
placoganoidei
placoid
placoides
placoidian

Literary usage of Placket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"That a cod-piece were far fitter here than a pinn'd placket. laid. (1619), Humourous Lieut. , iv. 3. Was that brave heart made to pant for a placket ? 1633. ..."

2. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"For the placket on bias seams proceed in the same manner as for the linen skirt, ... Use the same for the placket of the skirt opening under a tuck ..."

3. When Mother Lets Us Sew by Virginia Ralston (1910)
"WHEN MOTHER LETS US SEW MAKING A placket A placket is an opening in ... The placket is made at the top of the back seam which we left open for this purpose. ..."

4. Dressmaking by Jane Fales (1917)
"These two lines serve as guides for the fastenings, and unless they fall together the placket will not fasten well. If they are correct the gores of the ..."

5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"That a cod-piece were far fitter here than a pinn'd placket. laid. (1619), Humourous Lieut. , iv. 3. Was that brave heart made to pant for a placket ? 1633. ..."

6. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"For the placket on bias seams proceed in the same manner as for the linen skirt, ... Use the same for the placket of the skirt opening under a tuck ..."

7. When Mother Lets Us Sew by Virginia Ralston (1910)
"WHEN MOTHER LETS US SEW MAKING A placket A placket is an opening in ... The placket is made at the top of the back seam which we left open for this purpose. ..."

8. Dressmaking by Jane Fales (1917)
"These two lines serve as guides for the fastenings, and unless they fall together the placket will not fasten well. If they are correct the gores of the ..."

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