|1.||the lower dorsal part of the human trunk; buttocks; rump|
|2.||the lower part or bottom of something: the breech of the bridge|
|3.||the lower portion of a pulley block, esp the part to which the rope or chain is secured|
|4.||the part of a firearm behind the barrel or bore|
|5.||obstetrics short for breech delivery|
|6.||to fit (a gun) with a breech|
|7.||archaic to clothe in breeches or any other clothing|
|usage Breech is sometimes wrongly used as a verb where breach is meant: the barrier/agreement was breached (not breeched)|
The lower rear portion of the human trunk; the buttocks.
(Ex. 28:42), rather linen drawers, reaching from the waist to a little above the knee, worn by the priests (Ezek. 44:17, 18).