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breechcloth

[breech-klawth, -kloth]
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noun, plural breech·cloths [brah-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈbrɑˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.
  1. a cloth worn about the breech and loins; loincloth.
Also breech·clout [breech-klout] /ˈbritʃˌklaʊt/.

Origin of breechcloth

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; breech + cloth
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breechcloth

breechclout (ˈbriːtʃˌklaʊt)

noun
  1. other names for loincloth
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