riding breeches

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noun (used with a plural verb)

calf-length trousers of whipcord or other durable fabric, flaring at the sides of the thighs and fitting snugly at and below the knees, worn with riding boots for horseback riding, hunting, etc.

Also called breeches.
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Examples from the Web for riding breeches

Historical Examples of riding breeches

  • The riding-breeches, top-boots, and spurs were such that even Waring could not criticise.

    Waring's Peril

    Charles King

  • We wear top-boots and riding-breeches, hats pinned up at the side; he is in doubt—perhaps we are scouts just come in.

    With Steyn and De Wet

    Philip Pienaar

  • It seemed to him as if a lifetime had passed since he had been ridiculed about his riding-breeches by all who met him.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • I'll wire old Spavin that I'm detained on biz; and I'll tell 'em to send my riding-breeches and dress-clothes down!

  • Cartaret thrust his hands into the pockets of his riding-breeches and, turning his back on Eskurola, looked out of the window.

    The Azure Rose

    Reginald Wright Kauffman



British Dictionary definitions for riding breeches

riding breeches

pl n

tough breeches with padding inside the knees, worn for riding horses
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