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breechcloth

[ breech-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈbritʃˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /
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noun, plural breech·cloths [brah-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths]. /ˈbrɑˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.

a cloth worn about the breech and loins; loincloth.

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Also breech·clout [breech-klout]. /ˈbritʃˌklaʊt/.

Origin of breechcloth

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; breech + cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for breechcloth

breechcloth

breechclout (ˈbriːtʃˌklaʊt)

/ (ˈbriːtʃˌklɒθ) /

noun

other names for loincloth
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