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English definition of “breast”

breast

noun  /brest/ us  

breast noun (OF A WOMAN)

[C] either of the two soft, rounded parts of a woman’s chest that can produce milk after she has a baby

breast noun (OF A BIRD)

[C/U] the front part of a bird’s body: [U] Would you prefer breast of chicken?
(Definition of breast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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