breech

[ noun breech; verb breech, brich ]SEE DEFINITION OF breech

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREECH

He laid his hand on the breech of the gun that bore Don Diego.

The Padre nodded while he bent over the breech of his Winchester.

He caught it and broke it at the breech, ejecting the two shells; one of them was empty.

He opened it at the breech, put something in, and snapped the breech-block.

They wore only leggings, shirts, breech clouts and a blanket.

Here the missile is inserted at the breech, according to Your direction.

Quoin—a wedge placed under the breech of a gun to fix its elevation.

Breechblock—a movable piece which closes the breech of a cannon.

He drops the breech hastily to the ground as the face of Carrie peers forth.

Then he was represented by a youth who wore a breech cloth only.

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