a male role played by an actress.
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. riding breeches. Informal. trousers. too big for one’s breeches, asserting oneself beyond one’s authority or ability. the lower, rear part of the trunk […]
the part of a harness that passes around the haunches of a horse. a smoke pipe connecting one or more boilers with a chimney. Navy. (formerly) a strong rope fastened to a ship’s side for securing a gun or checking its recoil. the lower, rear part of the trunk of the body; buttocks. the hinder […]
Ordnance. without a breech. Compare muzzleloader. without breeches or trousers. Historical Examples The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere) The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere) Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15) Charles Morris
to produce (offspring); procreate; engender. to produce by mating; propagate sexually; reproduce: Ten mice were bred in the laboratory. Horticulture. to cause to reproduce by controlled pollination. to improve by controlled pollination and selection. to raise (cattle, sheep, etc.): He breeds longhorns on the ranch. to cause or be the source of; engender; give rise […]