Synonyms and related words:
back band, backstrap, bearing rein, bellyband, bit, blinders, blinds, bridle, caparison, cavesson, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband, cinch, collar, crownband, crupper, curb, gag swivel, girth, hackamore, halter, hames, hametugs, harness, headgear, headstall, hip straps, jaquima, jerk line, lines, martingale, noseband, pole strap, reins, ribbons, saddle, shaft tug, side check, snaffle, surcingle, tack, tackle, trappings, tug, winker braces, yoke

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  • Breeching — (also britching) may refer to: Breeching (boys), putting boys in breeches or trousers for the first time Breeching (tack), a strap around the haunches of a draft, pack or riding animal Breeching, the flue of a boiler See also Breech… …   Wikipedia

  • Breeching — Breech ing, n. 1. A whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the breech. [1913 Webster] I view the prince with Aristarchus eyes, Whose looks were as a breeching to a boy. Marlowe. [1913 Webster] 2. That part of a harness which passes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breeching — [brich′iŋ, brēch′iŋ] n. a harness strap around a horse s hindquarters to help in holding back a vehicle on a downgrade: see HARNESS …   English World dictionary

  • Breeching — Breech Breech, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Breeched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breeching}.] 1. To put into, or clothe with, breeches. [1913 Webster] A great man . . . anxious to know whether the blacksmith s youngest boy was breeched. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breeching — /ˈbrɪtʃɪŋ/ (say briching), /ˈbritʃɪŋ/ (say breeching) noun 1. the part of the harness which passes around a horse s breech. 2. Navy a strong rope fastened to a ship s side, to check the recoil of a gun or to secure it …  

  • Breeching (tack) — Breeching (PronEng|ˈbrɪtʃɨŋ, britching ) is a strap around a draft, pack or riding animal s haunches. Both under saddle and in harness, breeching engages when an animal slows down or travels downhill and is either used for braking or to stabilize …   Wikipedia

  • breeching — noun Date: circa 1524 1. the part of a harness that passes around the rump of a draft animal 2. the short coarse wool on the rump and hind legs of a sheep or goat; also the hair on the corresponding part of a dog …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breeching — /brich ing, bree ching/, n. 1. the part of a harness that passes around the haunches of a horse. See illus. under harness. 2. a smoke pipe connecting one or more boilers with a chimney. 3. Navy. (formerly) a strong rope fastened to a ship s side… …   Universalium

  • breeching — noun /briːtʃɪŋ,briːtʃiːŋ/brɪtʃɪŋ,brɪtʃɪn/ a) The ceremony of dressing a boy in trousers for the first time. b) A conduit through which exhaust gases are conducted to a chimney …   Wiktionary

  • breeching — noun 1》 a strong leather strap passing round the hindquarters of a horse harnessed to a vehicle and enabling the horse to push backwards. 2》 historical a thick rope used to secure the carriages of cannon on a ship …   English new terms dictionary

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