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Definition of Breeches

Breeches
Breeches Breech"es, n. pl. [OE. brech, brek, AS. br[=e]k, pl. of br[=o]c breech, breeches; akin to Icel. br[=o]k breeches, ODan. brog, D. broek, G. bruch; cf. L. bracae, braccae, which is of Celtic origin. Cf. Brail.] 1. A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes. His jacket was red, and his breeches were blue. --Coleridge. 2. Trousers; pantaloons. [Colloq.] Breeches buoy, in the life-saving service, a pair of canvas breeches depending from an annular or beltlike life buoy which is usually of cork. This contrivance, inclosing the person to be rescued, is hung by short ropes from a block which runs upon the hawser stretched from the ship to the shore, and is drawn to land by hauling lines. Breeches pipe, a forked pipe forming two branches united at one end. Knee breeches, breeches coming to the knee, and buckled or fastened there; smallclothes. To wear the breeches, to usurp the authority of the husband; -- said of a wife. [Colloq.]

Meaning of Breeches from wikipedia

- although called breeches or britches, differ from breeches in ways discussed below. See § Riding breeches and § Fencing breeches. Breeches is a double plural...
- A breeches role (also pants role or trouser role, or Hosenrolle) is one in which an actress appears in male clothing. Breeches, tight-****ing knee-length...
- Dicentra cucullaria, or Dutchman's breeches, is a perennial herbaceous plant, native to rich woods of eastern North America, with a disjunct po****tion...
- A breeches buoy is a rope-based rescue device used to extract people from wrecked vessels, or to transfer people from one place to another in situations...
- continued use of tall boots and breeches. Though the term "jodhpurs" was applied colloquially to this style of breeches, they were not true jodhpurs and...
- Petticoat breeches were voluminously wide, pleated pants, reminiscent of a skirt, worn by men in Western Europe during the 1650s and early 1660s. The very...
- and made themselves breeches." In the King James Version of 1611, "breeches" was changed to "aprons". Geneva Bibles with the "breeches" p****age continued...
- [ˈleːdɐˌhoːzn̩], lit. 'leather breeches'; singular in German usage: Lederhose) are short or knee-length leather breeches that are worn as traditional garments...
- Spanish breeches (gregüescos in Spanish) are a type of breeches or trousers for men, short, baggy (harem pants) and ungathered, usually accompanied by...
- other nectar feeding organisms. Common names include Acanthus and Bear's breeches. The generic name derives from the Gr**** term ἄκανθος (akanthos) for Acanthus...
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