breastbone

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From Middle English brust-bon, brestbon, from Old English brēostbān (breastbone), equivalent to breast +‎ bone.

Noun[edit]

breastbone (plural breastbones)

  1. The central narrow bone in the front of the chest, connecting the collarbone and the top ribs.

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