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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Breech·es n. pl.
 1. A garment worn by men, covering the hips and thighs; smallclothes.
    His jacket was red, and his breeches were blue.   --Coleridge.
 2. Trousers; pantaloons. [Colloq.]
 Breeches buoy, in the life-saving service, a pair of canvas breeches depending from an annular or beltlike life buoy which is usually of cork. This contrivance, inclosing the person to be rescued, is hung by short ropes from a block which runs upon the hawser stretched from the ship to the shore, and is drawn to land by hauling lines.
 Breeches pipe, a forked pipe forming two branches united at one end.
 Knee breeches, breeches coming to the knee, and buckled or fastened there; smallclothes.
 To wear the breeches, to usurp the authority of the husband; -- said of a wife. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : trousers ending above the knee [syn: knee breeches, knee
          pants, knickerbockers, knickers]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Ex. 28:42), rather linen drawers, reaching from the waist to a
    little above the knee, worn by the priests (Ezek. 44:17, 18).