breeching

noun
breech·​ing | \ ˈbrē-chiŋ How to pronounce breeching (audio) , ˈbri- How to pronounce breeching (audio) \

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

First Known Use of breeching

circa 1524, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of breeching was circa 1524

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