Definition of Breeching

1. n. A whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the breech.

Definition of Breeching

1. Noun. The ceremony of dressing a boy in trousers for the first time. ¹

2. Noun. A conduit through which exhaust gases are conducted to a chimney. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) A rope used to secure a cannon. ¹

4. Noun. (context: equestrian) A component of horse harness or tack, enabling the horse to hold back a vehicle. ¹

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Definition of Breeching

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Breeching

breech births
breech closer
breech delivery
breech extraction
breech presentation
breeches buoy
breeching (current term)
breed in the bone
breed like rabbits
breeder material

Literary usage of Breeching

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Instructions to Young Sportsmen, in All that Relates to Guns and Shooting by Peter Hawker, William Trotter Porter (1846)
"breeching. A gun breeching, till of late years, was simply a plug, screwed into the end of the barrel, so as to reach to the ..."

2. Instructions to Young Sportsmen in All that Relates to Guns and Shooting by Peter Hawker (1859)
"THE breeching Is cupped similar to that for a flint, though, of course, with a shorter ... Joe Manton's breeching has hitherto proved by far the best for ..."

3. Mechanical Stokers: Including the Theory of Combustion of Coal by Joseph G. Worker, Thomas A. Peebles (1922)
"Accurate data upon which draft losses through a given breeching may be ... The effect of changes in cross section of the breeching, disturbances in the flow ..."

4. Handbook of Mechanical and Electrical Cost Data: Giving Shipping Weights by Halbert Powers Gillette, Richard Turner Dana (1918)
"Following was the cost of a flack Hnd breeching. 80 ft. high, 5 ft. diameter of No. ... The breeching wis 14 ft. by 4 inn. by 6 ft. of No. 10 steel. ..."

5. HVAC and Chemical Resistance Handbook for the Engineer and Architect: A Tom Arimes by Tom Arimes (1994)
"Use a pressure tight double wall or insulated stack and breeching suitable for ... Keep breeching and stack area equal to or larger than flue openings. 5. ..."

6. Practical Sheet Metal Work and Demonstrated Patterns: A Comprehensive Treatise by John Henry Teschmacher (1911)
"PATTERN FOR SIDE OF BOILER breeching This problem is of frequent occurrence and the following is an explanation of how to lay out the pattern for the side ..."

7. The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting by Elisha Jarrett Lewis (1857)
"... the barrels are now ready for breeching and the tests of the proof-house. BRAZING AND breeching. The barrels for double-guns are now ..."

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