breeching

noun breech·ing \ ˈbrē-chiŋ , ˈbri- \

Definition of breeching

1 : the part of a harness that passes around the rump of a draft animal
2 : the short coarse wool on the rump and hind legs of a sheep or goat; also : the hair on the corresponding part of a dog

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circa 1524

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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