Associations to the word «Breech»

Pictures for the word «Breech»


BREECH, noun. (historical) (now only in the plural) A garment whose purpose is to cover or clothe the buttocks. [from 11th c.]
BREECH, noun. (now rare) The buttocks or backside. [from 16th c.]
BREECH, noun. The part of a cannon or other firearm behind the chamber. [from 16th c.]
BREECH, noun. (nautical) The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.
BREECH, noun. A breech birth.
BREECH, adverb. With the hips coming out before the head.
BREECH, adjective. Born, or having been born, breech.
BREECH, verb. (dated) (transitive) To dress in breeches. (especially) To dress a boy in breeches or trousers for the first time.
BREECH, verb. (dated) (transitive) To beat or spank on the buttocks.
BREECH, verb. (transitive) To fit or furnish with a breech.
BREECH, verb. (transitive) To fasten with breeching.
BREECH, verb. (poetic) (transitive) (obsolete) To cover as if with breeches.
BREECH BIRTH, noun. A birth in which the baby comes through the birth canal posterior (buttocks), feet, or knees first, instead of the more usual position of headfirst.
BREECH BIRTHS, noun. Plural of breech birth
BREECH DELIVERY, noun. Alternative form of breech birth
BREECH PIN, noun. A strong metal plug screwed into the breech of a musket or other firearm, to close the bottom of the bore.
BREECH PINS, noun. Plural of breech pin
BREECH SCREW, noun. A breech pin.
BREECH SCREWS, noun. Plural of breech screw

Dictionary definition

BREECH, noun. Opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded.

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