Breech

Breech

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Breeched (); p. pr. & vb. n. Breeching ().] 1. To put into, or clothe with, breeches.
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A great man . . . anxious to know whether the blacksmith's youngest boy was breeched.
Macaulay.
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2. To cover as with breeches. [Poetic]
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Their daggers unmannerly breeched with gore.
Shak.
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3. To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.
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4. To whip on the breech. [Obs.]
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Had not a courteous serving man conveyed me away, whilst he went to fetch whips, I think, in my conscience, he would have breeched me.
Old Play.
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5. To fasten with breeching.
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