Breeched
Breech Breech, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breeched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breeching}.] 1. To put into, or clothe with, breeches. [1913 Webster]

A great man . . . anxious to know whether the blacksmith's youngest boy was breeched. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To cover as with breeches. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

Their daggers unmannerly breeched with gore. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun. [1913 Webster]

4. To whip on the breech. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. To fasten with breeching. [1913 Webster]


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  • Breeching — Breech Breech, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breeched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breeching}.] 1. To put into, or clothe with, breeches. [1913 Webster] A great man . . . anxious to know whether the blacksmith s youngest boy was breeched. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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