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riding breeches

noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
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).
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  • He was neatly dressed in a blue flannel coat and shirt, top boots and riding breeches.

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
  • He was in riding breeches and a black coat with ample square skirts.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • "Maybe he doesn't admire the cut of your riding breeches," suggested my companion.

    American Adventures Julian Street
  • Her coat was off, and in her silk blouse and riding breeches she was like a lovely boy.

    Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
  • In keeping with his saddle, the hunter wore English riding breeches and leggins.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • He wore a brown jersey, a pair of riding breeches, and slippers.

    The Siege of Mafeking (1900) J. Angus Hamilton.
  • He was surveying Wallie in his riding breeches and puttees with an expression that was at once amused and insolent.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
  • Somerfield answered, gorgeous in pink coat and riding breeches.

    The Illustrious Prince E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Some thick-set Basques, an Englishman or two in riding breeches, and one or two Italians made up the company.

    Brought Forward R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • The statement was unnecessary, since Canby could see Wallie's knees trembling in his riding breeches.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
British Dictionary definitions for riding breeches

riding breeches

plural noun
1.
tough breeches with padding inside the knees, worn for riding horses
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