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breechless

[breech-lis] /ˈbritʃ lɪs/
adjective
1.
Ordnance. without a breech.
Compare muzzleloader.
2.
without breeches or trousers.
Origin of breechless
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, breechless is from the Middle English word breklesse. See breech, -less
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  • Do you know that your Cabinet is already called the breechless Ministry?

    The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • Say it through the door; I shall not open it to a breechless outlaw like you.

    The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • He bitterly hated Margaret, whom he called "Queen breechless," and by other satirical and insulting names.

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