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Breeches

Breech´es   Pronunciation: brĭch´ĕz
n. pl.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.
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.
Noun1.Breechesbreeches - trousers ending above the knee
britches, buckskins, codpiece, knee breeches, knee pants, knickerbockers, knickers, pants, plus fours, trousers, trunk hose
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Browse
Bred to arms
Brede
Breech
Breech action
breech birth
breech closer
breech delivery
Breech pin
Breech plug
breech presentation
Breech sight
Breech-loading
Breechblock
Breechcloth
breechclout
breeched
-- Breeches --
breeches buoy
Breeches pipe
Breeching
Breechloader
Breed
Breedbate
Breeder
breeder reactor
Breeding
breeding ground
breedle
Breeze
breeze block
breeze through
Breezeless
breezily
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