Definition of Knee breeches

1. Noun. Trousers ending above the knee.

Exact synonyms: Breeches, Knee Pants, Knickerbockers, Knickers
Specialized synonyms: Britches, Buckskins, Plus Fours, Trunk Hose
Terms within: Codpiece
Generic synonyms: Pant, Trouser
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knee Breeches

knee-jerk reflex
knee arthroplasty
knee baby
knee bend
knee brace
knee breeches (current term)
knee bursitis
knee cap
knee cap dislocation
knee injuries
knee jerk
knee jerks
knee joint
knee pad
knee pads
knee pants
knee phenomenon
knee piece
knee prosthesis

Literary usage of Knee breeches

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

1. Cycling by William Coutts Keppel Albemarle, George Lacy Hillier (1887)
"limbs should encase them in pretty closely fitting knee-breeches. In general the bicyclist will be found to adopt the tighter knee- breeches, ..."

2. Others, an Anthology of the New Verse by Alfred Kreymborg (1916)
"WALLACE STEVENS THE FLORIST WEARS KNEE-BREECHES My flowers are reflected In your mind As you are reflected in your glass. When you look at them, ..."

3. Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists and Artists of Foreign Origin by Laurence Binyon (1900)
"(6) STUDY OF A MAN'S LEGS IN knee breeches. Black chalk on blueish paper, heightened with white. (9) (a) (6) (c) STUDIES or LEGS AND FEET, in costume. ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1903)
"The earliest good example of knee-breeches shown is that of Richard Chester (1632, ... These long knee-breeches were fastened below the knee with ribbons, ..."

5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1908)
"Even after broadcloth came into general use, waistcoat and knee-breeches were still ... Knee- breeches, now quite tight-fitting, were worn over the knee, ..."

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