breech

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noun \ˈbrēch\

Definition of breech

  1. 1 plural breeches\ˈbri-chəz also ˈbrē-\ a :  short pants covering the hips and thighs and fitting snugly at the lower edges at or just below the knee wearing riding breechesb :  pants

  2. 2a :  the hind end of the body :  buttocksb medical :  breech presentation; also :  a fetus that is presented with the buttocks first

  3. 3 :  the part of a firearm at the rear of the barrel (see 1barrel 3a)

Examples of breech in a sentence

  1. plant yourselves on your breeches on that bench and listen to what I have to say

  2. the mounted riders look striking in their red coats and white breeches

Origin and Etymology of breech

Middle English, breeches, from Old English brēc, plural of brōc leg covering; akin to Old High German bruoh breeches, Latin braca pants


First Known Use: before 12th century

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Medical Dictionary

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breech

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noun \ˈbrēch\

Medical Definition of breech

  1. 1:  the hind end of the body :  buttocks

  2. 2:  breech presentation; also :  a fetus that is presented at the uterine cervix buttocks or legs first


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breech

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Medical Definition of breech

  1. :  in the manner of a breech delivery or breech presentation her children were born breech—Laura Cunningham the baby birthed breech—Jayne Anne Phillips





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