breech

The closed end of a barrell, where the charge or cartridge is placed. Beech=loading weapons were easier to load than muzzle-loading ones. Although they were used from the 15thC, it was not until the 19thC that they were perfected.

breech

Type: Term Pronunciation: brēch Synonyms: buttocks
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breech

[n] - opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
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Breech

Breech: The buttocks.
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Breech

Breech noun [ See Breeches .] 1. The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks. 2. Breeches. [ Obsolete] Shak. 3. The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber. 4. (Nautical) The external angle of...
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Breech

Breech transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Breeched ; present participle & verbal noun Breeching ] 1. To put into, or clothe with, breeches. « A great man . . . anxious to know whether the blacksmith's youngest boy...
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breech

The buttocks. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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breech

rear of barrel noun opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
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breech

(brēch) buttocks.
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Breech

• (v. t.) To fasten with breeching. • (v. t.) To put into, or clothe with, breeches. • (n.) The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks. • (v. t.) To cover as with breeches. • (n.) The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat. • (n.) The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a ca...
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breech

breech (BREECH) 1. The lower rear portion of the human trunk; buttocks, rump, seat, behind, posterior; hindquarters, hind part: Breech is an old-fashioned word for 'backside'. 2. The part of a firearm (gun) to the rear of the bore: Flame flew out of the breech of the gun because of the defective bullets he was using. 3. Breeches, or trouse...
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Breech

A baby that is lying in the opposite position from the usual head down. The baby could be feet first or bottom first if he`s breech. Breech births occur in about 1 of 25 full-term births. In order to have a safe vaginal delivery, the baby should be head first. A doctor may try to perform an external cephalic version to manipulate a breech baby. ......
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Breech

The breech is the portion of the barrel with the chamber into which a cartridge or projectile is loaded, and the mechanism used to close the rear end of the gun. The breech withstands the rearward pressure of the propellant gases. In quick firing (QF) guns, the breech supports and extracts the cartridge case.
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breech

The closed end of a barrel, where the charge or cartridge is placed. Breech-loading weapons were easier to load than muzzle-loading ones. Although they were used from the 15thC, it was not until the 19thC that they were perfected.
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Breech

When the baby is bottom down or feet first rather than head down in the uterus.
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breech

Area around the tail and back of hind legs.
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breech

Birth presentation with the buttocks first.
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Breech

The end of a barrel into which a cartridge is inserted.
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breech

opening in the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
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