verb (used with object)
Origin of breech
Examples from the Web for breech
This is exactly the breech into which progressive women should step.
He didn't say anything, but he set his teeth, squinted along the sights of his gun, and touched a button in the breech.The World Masters|George Griffith
Stands at the right and beside the breech; opens same after firing so shell can be taken out.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
Once more he threw open the breech and loaded—and fired, though by this time the bok were seven or eight hundred yards away.Off to the Wilds|George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for breech
verb (briːtʃ, brɪtʃ) (tr)
Word Origin for breech
Word Origin and History for breech
"back part of a gun or firearm," 1570s, from singular of breeches (q.v.).