the part of a harness that passes around the haunches of a horse.
a smoke pipe connecting one or more boilers with a chimney.
Navy. (formerly) a strong rope fastened to a ship's side for securing a gun or checking its recoil.
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How to use breeching in a sentence
We had made shoulder straps, hip straps, breast straps and breeching as the correct idea for a harness.Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly
In the patent breeching, the screws do not interfere with the touch-hole, and the ignition is quicker in the main chamber.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
There was another halt while the breeching underwent temporary repairs.Thankful's Inheritance | Joseph C. Lincoln
The breeching for this should be very strong and broad, and the belt well stuffed, and stitched like a mattress.Riding for Ladies | Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
"They are empty," said Gerald, breeching his own and exposing the cylinder chambers, with the light shining through.Sons and Fathers | Harry Stillwell Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for breeching
the strap of a harness that passes behind a horse's haunches
navy (formerly) the rope used to check the recoil run of a ship's guns or to secure them against rough weather
the parts comprising the breech of a gun
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