riding breeches

calf-length trousers of whipcord or other durable fabric, flaring at the sides of the thighs and fitting snugly at and below the knees, worn with riding boots for horseback riding, hunting, etc.
Also called breeches.
Compare jodhpurs.
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riding breeches
pl n
tough breeches with padding inside the knees, worn for riding horses

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Example sentences
He emerges in a weird costume composed of a short fur coat, his riding
  breeches-which have been dried-and sabots.
Elegantly clad in riding breeches and jackets, riders exercise the royal horses.
Hitherto she had always been attired in an unbecoming frock or riding breeches.
Motorcycle patrol officers often wear riding breeches, especially when the tall
  riding boots are used.
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