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

 breech /ˈbriʧ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 breech /ˈbrɪʧ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Breech n.
 1. The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks.
 2. Breeches. [Obs.]
 3. The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber.
 4. Naut. The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can
          be loaded [syn: rear of barrel, rear of tube]