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

 breech·ing /ˈbriʧɪŋ, ˈbrɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Breech, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Breeched p. pr. & vb. n. Breeching ]
 1. To put into, or clothe with, breeches.
    A great man . . . anxious to know whether the blacksmith's youngest boy was breeched.   --Macaulay.
 2. To cover as with breeches. [Poetic]
    Their daggers unmannerly breeched with gore.   --Shak.
 3. To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.
 4. To whip on the breech. [Obs.]
    Had not a courteous serving man conveyed me away, whilst he went to fetch whips, I think, in my conscience, he would have breeched me.   --Old Play.
 5. To fasten with breeching.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Breech·ing n.
 1. A whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the breech.
 I view the prince with Aristarchus' eyes,
 Whose looks were as a breeching to a boy.   --Marlowe.
 2. That part of a harness which passes round the breech of a horse, enabling him to hold back a vehicle.
 3. Naut. A strong rope rove through the cascabel of a cannon and secured to ringbolts in the ship's side, to limit the recoil of the gun when it is discharged.
 4. The sheet iron casing at the end of boilers to convey the smoke from the flues to the smokestack.