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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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  • Women should wear middy blouses and cloth skirt or riding-breeches; a waterproof cape may be substituted for the poncho.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The riding-breeches, top-boots, and spurs were such that even Waring could not criticise.

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • Sometimes it was a new arrival in Stetson and riding-breeches and unstained leather leggings.

    The Shadow Arthur Stringer
  • I haven't even reached the riding-breeches stage in evolution.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • He thrust his hands deep into the pockets of his riding-breeches and nodded his head.

    Ranson's Folly Richard Harding Davis
  • And, in self-defense, he was forced into a survey of his own riding-breeches.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • We wear top-boots and riding-breeches, hats pinned up at the side; he is in doubt—perhaps we are scouts just come in.

    With Steyn and De Wet Philip Pienaar
  • They get on to coat-sleeve or riding-breeches, often tiny as money-spiders, in scores at a time.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • He was a short, red-faced man in a bob-tailed coat with large flapped-pockets, riding-breeches and gaiters.

    Mrs. Bindle Hebert Jenkins
  • They wore brown leggings and riding-breeches and khaki shirts.

    At Suvla Bay John Hargrave
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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