What does breeching mean?

Definitions for breeching
ˈbrɪtʃ ɪŋ, ˈbri tʃɪŋbreech·ing

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  1. breeching(Noun)

    The ceremony of dressing a boy in trousers for the first time.

  2. breeching(Noun)

    A conduit through which exhaust gases are conducted to a chimney.

  3. breeching(Noun)

    A rope used to secure a cannon.

  4. breeching(Noun)

    A component of horse harness or tack, enabling the horse to hold back a vehicle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breeching

    of Breech

  2. Breeching(noun)

    a whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the breech

  3. Breeching(noun)

    that part of a harness which passes round the breech of a horse, enabling him to hold back a vehicle

  4. Breeching(noun)

    a strong rope rove through the cascabel of a cannon and secured to ringbolts in the ship's side, to limit the recoil of the gun when it is discharged

  5. Breeching(noun)

    the sheet iron casing at the end of boilers to convey the smoke from the flues to the smokestack


  1. Breeching

    Breeching was the occasion when a small boy was first dressed in breeches or trousers. From the mid-16th century until the late 19th or early 20th century, young boys in the Western world were unbreeched and wore gowns or dresses until an age that varied between two and eight. Breeching was an important rite of passage in the life of a boy, looked forward to with much excitement. It often marked the point at which the father became more involved with the raising of a boy.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. breeching

    A strong rope passing through at the cascable of a gun, used to secure it to the ship's side, and prevent it recoiling too much in time of battle, also to secure it when the ship labours; it is fixed by reeving it through a thimble stropped upon the cascable or knob at the breech of the gun; one end is rove and clinched, and the other is passed through the ring-bolt in the ship's side, and seized back. The breeching is of sufficient length to let the muzzle of the cannon come within the ship's side to be charged, or to be housed and lashed. Clinch-shackles have superseded the ring-bolts, so that guns may be instantly unshackled and shifted.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breeching in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breeching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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