What does the word pectoral mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to the breast or chest.

Usage examples for pectoral

  1. They are easily distinguished from the sharks by their broad and flat body, the pectoral fins being expanded like wings on each side of the trunk. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  2. The pulp of Turkey Figs is mucilaginous, and has been long esteemed as a pectoral emollient for coughs: also when stewed and, added to ptisans, for catarrhal troubles of the air passages, and of other mucous canals. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  3. Then the priests began to come; long lines of them in black; then white cottas; then gleams of purple; then a pectoral cross or two; and last the great canopy swaying with all its bells and tassels. – Lourdes by Robert Hugh Benson