breech


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breech

1. the lower dorsal part of the human trunk; buttocks; rump
2. the lower portion of a pulley block, esp the part to which the rope or chain is secured

breech

[brēch]
(ordnance)
The rear part of the bore of a gun, especially the opening that permits the projectile to be inserted at the rear of the bore.
References in classic literature ?
I have got back my old companion, 'killdeer'," he added, striking his hand on the breech of his rifle; "and that in itself is a victory.
The rifles still lay upon the ground, and one of them--Lord John's--had the empty cartridge in the breech.
Partly under him lay the shot-gun, still broken open at the breech.
KIM Kardashian is going to great lengths to turn her unborn baby after finding out he's breech.
A CORONER has called for a national review of breech baby deliveries after an inquest heard a girl died at birth following a series of failings.
AMEDIC in Newcastle is aiming to educate women across the UK about breech births through a new film.
A study found that around a third of breech positions could be missed because a routine examination merely involves feeling the stomach.
The infamous Term Breech Trial, "Planned caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for breech presentation at term: a randomised multicentre trial" was published in The Lancet in October of 2000.
Breech delivery of singletons generally has been shunned since the 2000 Term Breech Trial found greater morbidity from vaginal breech deliveries of singletons, compared with planned C-sections (Lancet 2000;356:1375-83).
A midwife discovered the baby was in the breech position two weeks before Mrs Hamill went into labour on November 18, 2002.
While waiting for word - any word - from ABC, executive producer Bob Breech reached for a lifeline last week, talking with television reporters in a conference call arranged not by the network but by publicists for David E.