• Breech Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To fasten with breeching.
  2. (v. t.) To put into, or clothe with, breeches.
  3. (n.) The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks.
  4. (v. t.) To cover as with breeches.
  5. (n.) The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.
  6. (n.) The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber.
  7. (n.) Breeches.
  8. (v. t.) To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.
  9. (v. t.) To whip on the breech.

• Breechblock Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The movable piece which closes the breech of a breech-loading firearm, and resists the backward force of the discharge. It is withdrawn for the insertion of a cartridge, and closed again before the gun is fired.

• Breech-loading Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Receiving the charge at the breech instead of at the muzzle.