breech meaning

Pronunciation:   "breech" in a sentence
Noun: breech  breech
  1. Opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
    - rear of barrel, rear of tube

Sounds like: breach

Derived forms: breeches

Type of: opening

Part of: barrel, cask

Encyclopedia: Breech

1 : the hind end of the body : BUTTOCKS
2 : BREECH PRESENTATION; also : a fetus that is presented breech first
adv : in the manner of a breech delivery or breech presentation ‹her children were born breech —Laura Cunningham› ‹the baby birthed breech —Jayne Anne Phillips›


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  1. mrs costello wears the breeches in that house ...
  2. the reins and the breeches of the groom are glittering white.
  3. pulling a dirty rag from his breeches pocket, he rubbed it clumsily over her face, then pinched her nose between its folds.
  4. the boy put on his breeches and went out for a ride
  5. mrs bellingham tan his breech well, the upstart

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