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breechcloth

[breech-klawth, -kloth] /ˈbritʃˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural breechcloths
[brah-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈbrɑˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cloth worn about the breech and loins; loincloth.
Also, breechclout
[breech-klout] /ˈbritʃˌklaʊt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of breechcloth
1785-1795
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; breech + cloth
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breechcloth

/ˈbriːtʃˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
other names for loincloth
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