shirt + front
shirtfront (plural shirtfronts)
- The front part of a shirt.
- A detachable insert that simulates the front of a shirt.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
- I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me. I look upon notoriety with the same indifference as on the buttons on a man's shirt-front, or the crest on his note-paper.
- (cricket) A term used in cricket to refer to a pitch that is easy to bat on.
- (Australian rules football) A head-on charge aimed at bumping an opponent to the ground.
the front part of a shirt
shirtfront (third-person singular simple present shirtfronts, present participle shirtfronting, simple past and past participle shirtfronted)
- (transitive, Australia, politics) To confront in a threatening manner.
- 2014, Philip Chubb, Power Failure
- This was a case of a deputy shirtfronting her leader with an ultimatum and forcing a decision that would come close to wrecking the government's environmental credibility.