Smallclothes
Smallclothes Small"clothes`, n. pl. A man's garment for the hips and thighs; breeches. See {Breeches}. [1913 Webster]

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  • smallclothes — [smôl′klōz΄, smôl′klōthz΄] pl.n. closefitting knee breeches worn during the 18th cent …   English World dictionary

  • smallclothes — noun plural Date: 1759 1. small articles of clothing (as underclothing or handkerchiefs) 2. close fitting knee breeches worn in the 18th century …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • smallclothes — /smawl klohz , klohdhz /, n.pl. 1. Brit. small, personal items of clothing, as underwear, handkerchiefs, etc. 2. knee breeches, esp. the close fitting ones worn in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. [1625 35; SMALL + CLOTHES] * * * …   Universalium

  • smallclothes — noun 18th century knee breeches …   Wiktionary

  • smallclothes — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun plural 1. : knee breeches especially of the close fitting type worn in the 18th and early 19th centuries 2. : small articles of clothing (as underclothing, handkerchiefs, children s garments) * * * /smawl klohz , klohdhz /, n.pl.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Breeches — Breech es (br[i^]ch [e^]z), n. pl. [OE. brech, brek, AS. br[=e]k, pl. of br[=o]c breech, breeches; akin to Icel. br[=o]k breeches, ODan. brog, D. broek, G. bruch; cf. L. bracae, braccae, which is of Celtic origin. Cf. {Brail}.] 1. A garment worn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breeches buoy — Breeches Breech es (br[i^]ch [e^]z), n. pl. [OE. brech, brek, AS. br[=e]k, pl. of br[=o]c breech, breeches; akin to Icel. br[=o]k breeches, ODan. brog, D. broek, G. bruch; cf. L. bracae, braccae, which is of Celtic origin. Cf. {Brail}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breeches pipe — Breeches Breech es (br[i^]ch [e^]z), n. pl. [OE. brech, brek, AS. br[=e]k, pl. of br[=o]c breech, breeches; akin to Icel. br[=o]k breeches, ODan. brog, D. broek, G. bruch; cf. L. bracae, braccae, which is of Celtic origin. Cf. {Brail}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knee breeches — Breeches Breech es (br[i^]ch [e^]z), n. pl. [OE. brech, brek, AS. br[=e]k, pl. of br[=o]c breech, breeches; akin to Icel. br[=o]k breeches, ODan. brog, D. broek, G. bruch; cf. L. bracae, braccae, which is of Celtic origin. Cf. {Brail}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To wear the breeches — Breeches Breech es (br[i^]ch [e^]z), n. pl. [OE. brech, brek, AS. br[=e]k, pl. of br[=o]c breech, breeches; akin to Icel. br[=o]k breeches, ODan. brog, D. broek, G. bruch; cf. L. bracae, braccae, which is of Celtic origin. Cf. {Brail}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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