What does breech mean?

Definitions for breech
britʃ; britʃ, brɪtʃbreech

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breech, rear of barrel, rear of tube(noun)

    opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded


  1. breech(Noun)

    A garment whose purpose is to cover or clothe the buttocks.

  2. breech(Noun)

    The buttocks or backside.

  3. breech(Noun)

    The part of a cannon or other firearm behind the chamber.

  4. breech(Noun)

    The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.

  5. breech(Noun)

    A breech birth.

  6. breech(Verb)

    To dress in breeches. To dress a boy in breeches or trousers for the first time.

  7. breech(Verb)

    To beat or spank on the buttocks.

  8. breech(Adverb)

    With the hips coming out before the head.

  9. breech(Adjective)

    Born, or having been born, breech.

  10. Origin: brec, plural of *, from brōks. Cognate with Dutch broek, Swiss German Brüch, Swedish brok.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breech(noun)

    the lower part of the body behind; the buttocks

  2. Breech(noun)


  3. Breech(noun)

    the hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber

  4. Breech(noun)

    the external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat

  5. Breech(verb)

    to put into, or clothe with, breeches

  6. Breech(verb)

    to cover as with breeches

  7. Breech(verb)

    to fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun

  8. Breech(verb)

    to whip on the breech

  9. Breech(verb)

    to fasten with breeching

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Breech

    brēch, n. the lower part of the body behind: the hinder part of anything, esp. of a gun.—v.t. to put into breeches: to flog.—adj. Breeched.—n.pl. Breeches (brich′ez), a garment worn by men on the lower limbs of the body, strictly, as distinguished from trousers, coming just below the knee, but often used generally for trousers—(Knee-breeches, see under Knee).—n. Breech′ing, a part of a horse's harness attached to the saddle, which comes round the breech and is hooked to the shafts: a strong rope attached to the breech of a gun to secure it to a ship's side.—adj. (Shak.) subject to whipping.—n. Breech′-load′er, a firearm loaded by introducing the charge at the breech instead of the muzzle.—Breeches Bible, a name often given to the Geneva Bible produced by the English Protestant exiles in 1560, so named from the rendering 'breeches' in Gen. iii. 7; Breeches part (theat.), a part in which a girl wears men's clothes.—To wear the breeches, (said of a wife), to usurp the authority of the husband: to be master. [A.S. bréc; found in all Teut. languages; cf. Ger. bruch, Dut. brock.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. breech

    In ordnance, is the mass of solid metal behind the bottom of the bore, extending to the cascabel. The base of the breech is its rear surface.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breech in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breech in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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