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 (brēch′klôth′, -klŏth′) also breech·clout (-klout′)
A cloth worn to cover the loins; a loincloth.
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Noun1.breechclout - a garment that provides covering for the loins
dhoti - a long loincloth worn by Hindu men
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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Robert's shirt and aprons (probably a breechclout) all feature bold, multi-colored designs for which the Otoes particularly are noted.
(24.) See Gaut 3.18 and Baudh 2.11.19, which enjoin the breechclout for the possession-less bhiksu and the parivajaka respectively.
He was fitted with a slave's breechclout and tunic, and a turban and purple robe covered in fake jewels for his role as King of Fez, pulling the chariot.
The men appear to be clothed in some sort of kilt or breechclout, and the women appear to be wearing loose-fitting dresses.
His manhood stiffened and pressed against his breechclout, and he shuffled painfully in his seat, anxious to conceal it from Mellie.
A freshly killed antelope widened the trapeze of his torso: a breechclout of brown leather merely emphasized his nakedness" (Viceroy 89).
Maria sopra Minerva in Rome in 1514, showing a Christ "complete in all parts of a man" was "disfigured by a brazen breechclout," as Steinberg puts it, by church officials.
During ancient times most males worldwide wore a single-piece breechclout (or loincloth) of one style or another.