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 .
- Compare jodhpur (def. 1).
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How to use riding breeches in a sentence
Suddenly she looked him over from head to foot—his rough riding boots, old riding breeches and blue flannel shirt.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
Mr. Freet wore corduroy riding breeches and leather puttees, a blue flannel shirt and soft tie.Still Jim | Honor Willsie Morrow
Forbes had hoped to be invited to ride with Persis, and had put on a pair of civilian riding-breeches and his army puttees.What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes
Orde in a shooting coat, riding breeches, brown cowhide boots with spurs, and a battered flax helmet.Under the Deodars | Rudyard Kipling
Sometimes it was a new arrival in Stetson and riding-breeches and unstained leather leggings.The Shadow | Arthur Stringer
British Dictionary definitions for riding breeches
tough breeches with padding inside the knees, worn for riding horses
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