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  1. Ordnance. without a breech.Compare muzzleloader.
  2. without breeches or trousers.
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Origin of breechless

First recorded in 1350–1400, breechless is from the Middle English word breklesse. See breech, -less
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Historical Examples of breechless

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

    The Countess of Charny

    Alexandre Dumas (pere)

  • 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.