BREECHING, ppr. brich'ing. Furnishing with breeches, or with a breech. [See Britch.]1. Whipping the breech; and as a noun, a whipping.
BREECHING, in gunnery on board of ships. [Bee Britching.]
In gunnery, on board of ships, a strong rope fastened to the cascabel or pommelion of a cannon by a thimble, and clenched to ring-bolts in the ship's side to prevent it from recoiling too much in battle. – Mar. Dict.
BREECH'ING, ppr. [brich'ing.]
- Furnishing with breeches, or with a breech.
- Whipping the breech; and as a noun, a whipping. – Marlow.
- A whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the
- That part of a harness which passes round the
breech of a horse, enabling him to hold back a vehicle.
- 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.
- The sheet iron casing at the end of boilers to
convey the smoke from the flues to the smokestack.