placket

[plak-it]
noun
1.
the opening or slit at the top of a skirt, or in a dress or blouse, that facilitates putting it on and taking it off.
2.
a pocket, especially one in a woman's skirt.
3.
Archaic.
a.
a petticoat.
b.
a woman.

Origin:
1595–1605; variant of placard breastplate < Old French, derivative of plaquier to plate < Middle Dutch placken to patch; cf. plaque

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placket (ˈplækɪt)
 
n
1.  a piece of cloth sewn in under a closure with buttons, hooks and eyes, zips, etc
2.  the closure itself
 
[C16: perhaps from Middle Dutch plackaet breastplate, from Medieval Latin placca metal plate]

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Flannel- lined body, snap-over storm placket, and side snaps all add insulation and help adjust the fit against brisk winds.
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