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Definition of Breeches
BreechesBreeches 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;
His jacket was red, and his breeches were blue.
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
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
in ways discussed
below. See § Riding breeches
and § Fencing breeches
is a double
- 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...
cucullaria, or Dutchman's breeches
, is a perennial herbaceous
to rich woods
of eastern North
America, with a disjunct
- A breeches
buoy is a rope-based rescue device
used to extract people
vessels, or to transfer people
from one place
use of tall boots
the term "jodhpurs" was applied colloquially
to this style
, they were not true jodhpurs
- Petticoat breeches
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
usage: Lederhose) are short
or knee-length leather breeches
that are worn as traditional
- Spanish breeches
(gregüescos in Spanish) are a type of breeches
for men, short, baggy
(harem pants) and ungathered, usually accompanied
- other nectar feeding
organisms. Common names include Acanthus
and Bear's breeches
. The generic
from the Gr**** term ἄκανθος (akanthos) for Acanthus...
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