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Breech meaning

breech - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks.
  2. 2. Breeches.
  3. 3. The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber.
  4. 4. The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.
  5. 5. To put into, or clothe with, breeches.
  6. 6. To cover as with breeches.
  7. 7. To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.
  8. 8. To whip on the breech.
  9. 9. To fasten with breeching.
  10. 10. The hinder part of the body, or of anything.

breech - examples of usage

  1. Hind limbs bent forward from the hip- Breech presentation. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Dickon took up a tinder- box that lay on the bench beside him, and in a moment under the fixed gaze of his audience struck a light and applied it to the flax at the breech. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. Her father snapped the breech closed. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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