- breeches part,
Origin of breeches buoy
Examples from the Web for breeches buoy
I'd love to see you in a breeches-buoy, Perry, and I couldn't if it was dark.The Adventure Club Afloat|Ralph Henry Barbour
The principal apparatus consists of surf- and life-boats, Lyle gun and breeches-buoy apparatus and life-car.
What must be done was to get a hawser to the schooner, and then, by means of the breeches-buoy, haul off the wrecked men.The Sea Rovers|Rufus Rockwell Wilson
Supposing I told you that the man left the ship, alive and sound in the breeches-buoy, and got here in this condition.The Flying Death|Samuel Hopkins Adams
With the weight of a man on it, the breeches-buoy line sank below the surface of the water, or rather the mush-ice.The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers|Francis Rolt-Wheeler