riding breeches

riding breeches
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. Cf. jodhpurs.

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  • riding breeches — noun flared trousers ending at the calves; worn with riding boots • Syn: ↑jodhpurs, ↑jodhpur breeches • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑trouser, ↑pant …   Useful english dictionary

  • riding breeches — pants made especially for horseback riding; pants that are wide at the top and narrow at the bottom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • riding breeches — rid′ing breech es n. (used with a pl. v.) clo calf length trousers that flare at the sides of the thighs and fit snugly at and below the knees, worn with riding boots …   From formal English to slang

  • riding breeches — /ˈraɪdɪŋ brɪtʃəz/ (say ruyding brichuhz) plural noun calf length trousers flaring at the sides of the thighs and closely fitting just below the knee, worn with riding boots …   Australian English dictionary

  • Breeches — (pronounced IPA| [ˈbritʃɪz] ) are an item of male clothing covering the body from the waist down, with separate coverings for each leg, usually stopping just below the knee, though in some cases reaching to the ankles. The breeching of a young… …   Wikipedia

  • breeches — n.pl. (also pair of breeches sing.) 1 short trousers, esp. fastened below the knee, now used esp. for riding or in court costume. 2 colloq. any trousers, knickerbockers, or underpants. Phrases and idioms: Breeches Bible the Geneva Bible of 1560… …   Useful english dictionary

  • breeches — n. riding breeches * * * [ briːtʃɪz] riding breeches …   Combinatory dictionary

  • riding habit — noun attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman s attire) • Syn: ↑habit • Hypernyms: ↑attire, ↑garb, ↑dress • Part Meronyms: ↑jodhpurs, ↑jodhpur breeches, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • breeches — /brich iz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. Also called knee breeches. knee length trousers, often having ornamental buckles or elaborate decoration at or near the bottoms, commonly worn by men and boys in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. 2.… …   Universalium

  • breeches — [[t]brɪ̱tʃɪz[/t]] N PLURAL: also a pair of N Breeches are trousers which reach as far as your knees. [OLD FASHIONED] He wore a tweed jacket and riding breeches …   English dictionary