breechless


breechless

breechless [breech-lis] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective Ordnance. without a breech.Compare muzzleloader. without breeches or trousers. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of breechless First recorded in 1350–1400, breechless is from the Middle English word breklesse. See breech, -less Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for breechless Historical Examples of breechless

  • Do you know that your Cabinet is already called the Breechless Ministry?

    The Countess of Charny

    Alexandre Dumas (pere)

  • Say it through the door; I shall not open it to a breechless outlaw like you.

    The Countess of Charny

    Alexandre Dumas (pere)

  • He bitterly hated Margaret, whom he called “Queen Breechless,” and by other satirical and insulting names.

    Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)

    Charles Morris

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