Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - Opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded.

Usage examples (30)
  • A Swiss, Pauly tinkered with various experimental designs for breech-loading military rifles.
  • Be advised, that I will be in breech of an agreement I made with that news corp. by referring to them in any way.
  • If it is a government employee then they are in breech of agency policy on the release of documents not approved for release by the agency.
  • The analysis of the 32 million user password breech at RockYou certainly highlights that. for more
Tutoring comment
  • She put the gun, "breech" (the back of a weapon) first through the "breach" (gap) in the stockade.
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.