how to pronounce breech


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breech is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of breech in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… turned his breech to the Jews and spake …”

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.

breech frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word breech occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics breech can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that breech can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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