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riding breeches

noun, (used with a plural verb)
calf-length trousers of whipcord or other durable fabric, flaring at the sides of the thighs and fitting snugly at and below the knees, worn with riding boots for horseback riding, hunting, etc.
Also called breeches.
Compare jodhpur (def 1). Unabridged
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  • He was in riding breeches and a black coat with ample square skirts.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • Her coat was off, and in her silk blouse and riding breeches she was like a lovely boy.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • I have organized the Amazons, as you said, and we are strong and true, in riding breeches.

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • I was thrilled at the sight of you as an Amazon, and I agree about the riding breeches!

    The Cricket Marjorie Cooke
  • He wore a brown jersey, a pair of riding breeches, and slippers.

    The Siege of Mafeking (1900) J. Angus Hamilton.
  • Somerfield answered, gorgeous in pink coat and riding breeches.

    The Illustrious Prince E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Putting on my riding breeches I was starting up the ladder when a voice as pitiful as Jean's cracked the silence.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man

    Marie Saltus
  • The statement was unnecessary, since Canby could see Wallie's knees trembling in his riding breeches.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart
  • He was surveying Wallie in his riding breeches and puttees with an expression that was at once amused and insolent.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart
  • Miss Taylor noticed his riding breeches and leggings, his white linen and white, clean-cut, high-bred face.

British Dictionary definitions for riding breeches

riding breeches

plural noun
tough breeches with padding inside the knees, worn for riding horses
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