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riding breeches

noun, (used with a plural verb)
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 jodhpur (def 1). Unabridged
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Examples from the web for riding breeches
  • 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.
  • There was a choice of trousers or riding breeches, both of wool worsted.
  • Five hundred pairs of riding breeches- all ready to ride to-morrow.
British Dictionary definitions for riding breeches

riding breeches

plural noun
tough breeches with padding inside the knees, worn for riding horses
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