Definition for breasting (2 of 2)
- the front of an open-hearth furnace.
- the clay surrounding the taphole of a cupola.
- breast line.
- a rounded bow.
verb (used with object)
- to thrust (a vessel) sideways from a wharf.
- to keep (a vessel) away from a wharf by means of timbers.
Origin of breast
Related formsbreast·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for breasting
Sober, I was loath to commit this absurdity; but breasting drunkenly that tide of dreams, it ceased to be absurd.The Boss of Little Arcady|Harry Leon Wilson
No bird poured out its heart in them; no lark soared out of them, breasting heaven.Fort Amity|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Her horse fought its way forward, breasting the flood valiantly.The Shooting of Dan McGrew, A Novel|Marvin Dana
Three minutes later they were breasting through a low thicket of evergreen.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Breasting the volleys that met them, the Americans with loud cheers scaled the bank, and routed the enemy.The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2|J. T. Headley.
British Dictionary definitions for breasting
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Idioms and Phrases with breasting
see keep abreast of; make a clean breast of.