shirtfront


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shirtfront

(ˈʃɜːtˌfrʌnt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) the front of a shirt, usually the visible part of the shirt not covered by a coat or another garment
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a detachable insert resembling the front of a shirt; dickey
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shirtfront - the front of a shirt (usually the part not covered by a jacket); "he had spilled catsup on his shirtfront"
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
plastron - the front of man's dress shirt
plastron - the ornamental front of a woman's bodice or shirt
shirt - a garment worn on the upper half of the body
2.shirtfront - a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
insert, inset - an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
shirt - a garment worn on the upper half of the body
References in classic literature ?
A bulky, blue-chinned man in white clothes, his name red-lettered across his lower shirtfront, spluttering from under a green-lined umbrella almost tearful appeals to be introduced to the Unintroducible; naming loudly the Unnameable; dancing, as it seemed, in perverse joy at mere mention of the Unmentionable--found those limits.
Amanda Laugesen, president of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, said the word was chosen after it was made famous by Mr Abbott but mostly because there was confusion about what shirtfront really meant.
The Colt hangs unshifting alongside my ribcage, instantly accessible through the shirtfront with the second-from-the-top button undone.
It's definitely safer than using your shirtfront or sleeve, especially if you have bone or metal buttons.
They dropped off the end of my chin, making dark ovals on my shirtfront.
As at Taunton this track is no shirtfront but his defence was rock solid while he rarely failed to punish a loose ball.
But with Barca's multi-year shirtfront sponsorship amounting to e1/4165 million, we will have to wait and see who wins the battle for the top spot in the coming years.
But that monumental knock on a shirtfront can't hide the fact that he has been struggling and Pietersen can outscore him.
The difference: Levin is here, with us, his fingers slipping among the pewter buttons, fastening them crookedly: we see the gaps, those lapses in the thick fabric of the greatcoat, exposing his white shirtfront beneath which we can hear, almost, the trammeling heart: his fingers slip, he cannot, cannot button his coat.
One senses Van Loo's influence in the expert evocation of the textures of the garments, in particular the lushly scumbled blues and greys of the velvet coat and the crisp, smoothly executed white brushstrokes that define the linen cuffs, shirtfront and collar.
The ends of both jacket sleeves were burning, as were his waistcoat and shirtfront.
After 115 sittings, terminated only because Cezanne was returning to Aix, the painter told Vollard, "I am not displeased with the shirtfront.