What does the word breech mean?

Usage examples for breech

  1. " Breech of jail discipline" was the reason given for this " cruel and unusual" form of lumber trust punishment. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  2. The shaft of the femur is sometimes fractured during delivery, particularly in breech cases. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  3. In those days repeating breech loaders were much less commonly used than in more recent years. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown

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