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Noun: breeching  bree-ching or bri-ching
  1. 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
  2. A whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the breech
  3. That part of a harness which passes round the breech of a horse, enabling him to hold back a vehicle

Derived forms: breechings

Encyclopedia: Breeching