[ breech-lis ]
/ ˈbritʃ lɪs /


Ordnance. without a breech.Compare muzzleloader.
without breeches or trousers.

Origin of breechless

First recorded in 1350–1400, breechless is from the Middle English word breklesse. See breech, -less Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for breechless

  • Say it through the door; I shall not open it to a breechless outlaw like you.

    The Countess of Charny|Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • He bitterly hated Margaret, whom he called "Queen Breechless," and by other satirical and insulting names.

  • Do you know that your Cabinet is already called the Breechless Ministry?

    The Countess of Charny|Alexandre Dumas (pere)