- A plate of metal covering the breast as defensive
armor. - A piece against which the workman presses his breast
in operating a breast drill, or other similar tool. - A strap that runs across a horse's breast. - A part of the vestment of the high priest, worn upon
the front of the ephod. It was a double piece of richly embroidered
stuff, a span square, set with twelve precious stones, on which were
engraved the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. See Ephod.