from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A slit in a dress, blouse, or skirt.
- n. A pocket, especially in a woman's skirt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a slit or other opening in an item of clothing, to allow access to pockets or fastenings
- n. A petticoat, especially an under petticoat.
- n. A woman.
- n. A woman's pocket.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman.
- n. The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting it on; -- called also placket hole.
- n. A woman's pocket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pocket, especially a pocket in a woman's dress.
- n. The opening or slit in a petticoat or skirt; a fent.
- n. A petticoat; hence, figuratively, a woman.
- n. Same as placcate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a piece of cloth sewn under an opening
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.
The women's version would have a slightly longer, more flattering sleeve and a lengthier buttoned placket.
The MacLanes were using four buttons rather than two three on the longer placket, plus an extra, raising the cost per shirt.
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.
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.
The buttonhole band is done, and attached to the bottom of the placket-space.
Although not right away, because the placket and collar come next.
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.
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.