verb (used with object)
Origin of breech
Examples from the Web for breech
Contemporary Examples of breech
This is exactly the breech into which progressive women should step.Dems Need a Bachmann!
September 10, 2011
Historical Examples of breech
He laid his hand on the breech of the gun that bore Don Diego.Captain Blood
The Padre nodded while he bent over the breech of his Winchester.The Golden Woman
He caught it and broke it at the breech, ejecting the two shells; one of them was empty.In a Little Town
He opened it at the breech, put something in, and snapped the breech-block.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
They wore only leggings, shirts, breech clouts and a blanket.Old Rail Fence Corners
verb (briːtʃ, brɪtʃ) (tr)
Word Origin for breech
"back part of a gun or firearm," 1570s, from singular of breeches (q.v.).