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stomacher

[stuhm-uh-ker] /ˈstʌm ə kər/
noun
1.
a richly ornamented garment covering the stomach and chest, worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries, and later worn under a bodice by women.
Origin of stomacher
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see stomach, -er1
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stomacher

/ˈstʌməkə/
noun
1.
a decorative V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach by men and women in the 16th century, later only by women
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stomacher in the Bible

(Isa. 3:24), an article of female attire, probably some sort of girdle around the breast.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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