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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.
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Using Breech Locks, you only need to adjust your dies once.
Breech presentation is associated with uterine and congenital abnormalities and has a significant recurrence risk.
Mode of delivery of breech presentation at term has been a subject of long-term debate amongst the Obstetricians.
It was significantly higher (71.1%) in multigravida (p value 0.03) and in patients with flexed breech (84.6%) (p value 0.0001).
Can I use a factory-correct Winchester two-detent safety lock and fit it to the breech bolt and have it function safely?
"I've learned that you actually can deliver a breech baby and I feel fortunate that my doctor Paul Crane is one of the few doctors that still does this," she added.
The breech fetus is at increased risk of harm during delivery because cord compression between the cervix and body must occur as the breech crowns and because the after-coming shoulders, head, and arms are at greater risk of harm from dystocia.
"I play music in the right position and ice my belly in certain spots to get him to squirm out of the breech position.
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.
The fetus was in breech position, but the mother requested vaginal delivery.
The secret to employing the mortar in the direct fire mode is the incorporation of a breech block and a pivoting base rather than the traditional base plate.
Our brigade has found a lot of bolts, NSN 5305-01-336-8241, missing from the breech crank assembly on M1-series tanks.