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“… very breech on the ground with very …”

meanings of breech


  1. The part of a cannon or other firearm behind the chamber.
  2. The buttocks or backside.
  3. The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.
  4. A breech birth.
  5. A garment whose purpose is to cover or clothe the buttocks.


  1. To beat or spank on the buttocks.
  2. To fasten with breeching.
  3. To fit or furnish with a breech.
  4. To dress in breeches. To dress a boy in breeches or trousers for the first time (the breeching ceremony).
  5. To cover as if with breeches.


  1. With the hips coming out before the head.


  1. Born, or having been born, breech.