riding breeches

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
Part Holonyms: ↑habit, ↑riding habit

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noun plural
: breeches made wide through the lower thighs and with tight-fitting calf-length legs and worn for horseback riding

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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 plural noun
Breeches for riding, with loose-fitting thighs and tight-fitting legs
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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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