Also breech·clout [breech-klout] /ˈbritʃˌklaʊt/.
Origin of breechcloth
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Examples from the Web for breechclout
For a moment, the man in the breechclout seemed undecided whether he was more afraid to turn and run than advance.Naudsonce
H. Beam Piper
The men had reverted to the breechclout, and were again adopting the head-axe.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)
Dean Conant Worcester
Hanson saw him from the distance, a skinny giant of a man in breechclout, cape and golden headdress.
With one hand, he managed to free his breechclout and drag out the thin volume that was lodged between his groin and the block.
He was probably soon wearing a skin belt and a cord as a breechclout like the Indian boys of his age.The Stronghold
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