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Definition of breech:

  1. Breeches.
  2. The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.
  3. The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber.
  4. The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks.
  5. To cover as with breeches.
  6. To fasten with breeching.
  7. To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.
  8. To put into, or clothe with, breeches.
  9. To whip on the breech.


rear of barrel, rear of tube.

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