riding breeches

noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. 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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Historical Examples of riding breeches

  • And, in self-defense, he was forced into a survey of his own riding-breeches.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

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

    Waring's Peril

    Charles King

  • McArthur mechanically did as she bade him, and his riding-breeches dropped from the sack.

    'Me-Smith'

    Caroline Lockhart

  • I haven't even reached the riding-breeches stage in evolution.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • Women should wear short skirts, bloomers, or riding-breeches.

    Your National Parks

    Enos A. Mills


British Dictionary definitions for riding breeches

riding breeches

pl n
  1. tough breeches with padding inside the knees, worn for riding horses
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