Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pin worn on the breast as a fastening or ornament; a brooch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A knot of ribbons worn on the breast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knot of ribbon worn on the breast.

Etymologies

breast +‎ knot (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A breastknot of valley lilies added to the loveliness, and I allowed my eyes to feast on her fairness.

    Vicky Van

  • And she promised she never would, and gave him a sprig of rosemary out of her garden to wear for a breastknot.

    The Pot of Gold And Other Stories

  • Faith took still closer note of the beauty of her breastknot; and then gathering up her crimson hood and cloak, they went down stairs.

    Say and Seal, Volume II

  • Yeoman of the Guard since bluff King Henry's time, and expected to hear something from you about the Field of the Cloth of Gold, -- and I thought of asking you the colour of Anne Bullen's breastknot, which cost the Pope three kingdoms; but I am afraid you are but a novice in such recollections of love and chivalry.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • Gold, — and I thought of asking you the colour of Anne Bullen’s breastknot, which cost the Pope three kingdoms; but I am afraid you are but a novice in such recollections of love and chivalry.

    Peveril of the Peak

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