Breeching

• (n.) A whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the breech. • (n.) A strong rope rove through the cascabel of a cannon and secured to ringbolts in the ship`s side, to limit the recoil of the gun when it is discharged. • (n.) That part of a harness which passes round the breech of a horse, enabling him to hold back a vehicl...
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Breeching

[boys] Breeching was the occasion when a small boy was first dressed in breeches or trousers. From the mid-16th century until the late 19th or early 20th century, young boys in the Western world were unbreeched and wore gowns or dresses until an age that varied between two and eight. Breeching was an important rite of passage in the life of...
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Breeching

[tack] Breeching (ŋ `britching`) is a strap around the haunches of a draft, pack or riding animal. Both under saddle and in harness, breeching engages when an animal slows down or travels downhill and is used to brake or stabilize a load. ==Harness breeching== When a horse, mule, or other animal is in harness, harness breeching (also known...
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Breeching

Breech'ing noun 1. A whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the breech. « I view the prince with Aristarchus' eyes, Whose looks were as a breeching to a boy. Marlowe. » 2. That part of a harness which passes round the breech of a horse, enabling h...
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Breeching

Fringing of longish hair at the back borders of the thigh regions.
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Breeching

Heavy line seized to ring bolts in the ship's side to absorb a cannon's recoil when fired.
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Breeching

In old warships, a breeching was a rope used to secure a ship's gun and prevent it from recoiling too much in battle.
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