from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An opening or slit in a garment, as at the collar or sleeve of a shirt, that makes the garment easy to put on.
- noun A pocket, especially in a woman's skirt.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A pocket, especially a pocket in a woman's dress.
- noun The opening or slit in a petticoat or skirt; a fent.
- noun A petticoat; hence, figuratively, a woman.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman.
- noun The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on; -- called also
- noun A woman's pocket.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun a
slitor other opening in an item of clothing, to allow access to pockets or fastenings
- noun obsolete A
petticoat, especially an underpetticoat.
- noun obsolete, slang, by extension A
- noun obsolete A woman's
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a piece of cloth sewn under an opening
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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In a third kind of placket, the opening is faced with a continuous piece of tape on both sides and finished with a piece of material on the outside.
One of the patterns I bought not too long ago had a choice between a faux wrap front (side zip) or a button front but it also included details for a ruffled blouse (placket) and another for a pin-tucked version.
I had to rip out my first attempt at a neck placket because I had plunged in with no thought at all.
And that Sensor Girl costume was too dated — those 1980s shoulder pads and that button-up placket over her chest and that God-awful belt.
The front is supposed to get rid of those 48 stitches (in the placket and the front-neck shaping) and have only the shoulders left at the end.
A woman's blouse looks different from a man's shirt if it is buttoned in the back or the buttons were hidden by a placket or the buttons were shaped like pearls or some other novelty.
The women's version would have a slightly longer, more flattering sleeve and a lengthier buttoned placket.
The buttonhole band is done, and attached to the bottom of the placket-space.
The MacLanes were using four buttons rather than two three on the longer placket, plus an extra, raising the cost per shirt.
Although not right away, because the placket and collar come next.