breech


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breech

 (brēch)
n.
1. The lower rear portion of the human trunk; the buttocks.
2.
a. A breech presentation or delivery.
b. A fetus in breech presentation.
3. breeches
a. Knee breeches.
b. Informal Pants.
c. Tight-fitting pants for horseback riding, often including a wide layer of coarse material such as leather centered along the inseam to provide improved grip.
4. The part of a firearm behind the barrel.
5. The lower part of a pulley block.

[Middle English brech, from Old English brēc, pl. of brōc, leg covering, Gaulish brāca, hose, trousers.]

breech

n
1. (Anatomy) the lower dorsal part of the human trunk; buttocks; rump
2. the lower part or bottom of something: the breech of the bridge.
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the lower portion of a pulley block, esp the part to which the rope or chain is secured
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the part of a firearm behind the barrel or bore
5. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) obstetrics short for breech delivery
vb (tr)
6. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to fit (a gun) with a breech
7. archaic to clothe in breeches or any other clothing
[Old English brēc, plural of brōc leg covering; related to Old Norse brōk, Old High German bruoh]
Usage: Breech is sometimes wrongly used as a verb where breach is meant: the barrier/agreement was breached (not breeched)

breech

(n. britʃ; v. britʃ, brɪtʃ)
n.
1. the rear part of the bore of a gun, esp. the opening that permits insertion of a projectile.
2. the end of a block or pulley farthest from the supporting hook or eye.
3. the buttocks.
[before 1000; Middle English breeche, Old English brēc, pl. of brōc]

breech


Past participle: breeched
Gerund: breeching

Imperative
breech
breech
Present
I breech
you breech
he/she/it breeches
we breech
you breech
they breech
Preterite
I breeched
you breeched
he/she/it breeched
we breeched
you breeched
they breeched
Present Continuous
I am breeching
you are breeching
he/she/it is breeching
we are breeching
you are breeching
they are breeching
Present Perfect
I have breeched
you have breeched
he/she/it has breeched
we have breeched
you have breeched
they have breeched
Past Continuous
I was breeching
you were breeching
he/she/it was breeching
we were breeching
you were breeching
they were breeching
Past Perfect
I had breeched
you had breeched
he/she/it had breeched
we had breeched
you had breeched
they had breeched
Future
I will breech
you will breech
he/she/it will breech
we will breech
you will breech
they will breech
Future Perfect
I will have breeched
you will have breeched
he/she/it will have breeched
we will have breeched
you will have breeched
they will have breeched
Future Continuous
I will be breeching
you will be breeching
he/she/it will be breeching
we will be breeching
you will be breeching
they will be breeching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been breeching
you have been breeching
he/she/it has been breeching
we have been breeching
you have been breeching
they have been breeching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been breeching
you will have been breeching
he/she/it will have been breeching
we will have been breeching
you will have been breeching
they will have been breeching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been breeching
you had been breeching
he/she/it had been breeching
we had been breeching
you had been breeching
they had been breeching
Conditional
I would breech
you would breech
he/she/it would breech
we would breech
you would breech
they would breech
Past Conditional
I would have breeched
you would have breeched
he/she/it would have breeched
we would have breeched
you would have breeched
they would have breeched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breech - opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loadedbreech - opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
breech closer, breechblock - a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
opening - a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made; "they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

breech

noun
Usage: Breech is sometimes wrongly used as a verb where breach is meant: he admitted he had breached (not breeched) the rules.
Translations
مؤخرة البندقيه
záď hlavně
bagstykkekammer
töltényûr
hleîsluhólf
spyna
stobra aizmugurējā daļa
top kuyruğu

breech

[briːtʃ]
A. N [of gun] → recámara f
B. CPD breech birth, breech delivery N (Med) → parto m de nalgas
he was a breech birthnació de nalgas

breech

[ˈbriːtʃ] n [gun] → culasse fbreech birth naccouchement m par le siège

breech

1
n (of gun)Verschluss m

breech

2
adj attr (Med) birth, deliverySteiß-; breech presentationSteißlage f; to be a breech babyeine Steißlage sein

breech

[briːtʃ] n (of gun) → culatta

breech

(briːtʃ) noun
the back part of a gun, where it is loaded.

breech

n. trasero, posaderas, nalgas; [in obstetrics]
___ birthpresentación de nalgas, presentación trasera.
References in classic literature ?
On the forecastle lay the perfection of a breech-loading gun, very thick at the breech, and very narrow in the bore, the model of which had been in the Exhibition of 1867.
That worthy sachem landed in princely state, arrayed in a bright blue blanket and red breech clout, with an extra quantity of paint and feathers, attended by a train of half-naked warriors and nobles.
Instantly Murchison pressed with his finger the key of the electric battery, restored the current of the fluid, and discharged the spark into the breech of the Columbiad.
In March 2006 I attended the first international Breech Birth Conference in Vancouver, Canada, which gathered together midwives, medical practitioners and researchers to discuss such issues as research, safety and techniques used during vaginal breech birth.
Little did I know that 57 years later I would be faced with the amazing challenge of my own breech birth.
DOCTORS are failing to spot dangerous breech pregnancies because physical examinations are not sensitive enough, Australian experts warned today.
Whales breech for a variety of reasons including mating, cleaning of the skin, and probably just for the fun of it.
The popular name of bear's breeches is thought to be a sanitised version of bear's breech, suggested by the soft, hairy leaves of some species resembling a bear's back legs or rump.
His father before him was also a noted gunsmith and WWG grew up and worked in an era of exciting developments in gun making; the most important of which was the perfection of breech loading, an area in which he specialised.
Every powder charge and every bullet goes down front end first, not through the breech.
Should planned cesarean section be standard for all singleton breech babies?
This problem could prevent proper operation of the breech ring and effect travel of the muzzle ball valve.