Definitions

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  • n. breechcloth or loincloth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. covering for the loins.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cloth covering the breech, worn by American Indians and other uncivilized peoples.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a garment that provides covering for the loins

Etymologies

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Examples

  • By “Indian dress” he meant costume common to whites as well as Indians in the west: moccasins, leggings, breechclout, and a hunting shirt, a knee-length smock of linen, wool, or linsey-woolsey, drab and durable.

    George Washington’s First War

  • After that he wore a breechclout, leggings, and moccasins.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • Large brass hoops were in his ears; he was naked to the waist, wearing simply leggings, moccasins and a breechclout.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • The young man then ventured out to a lonely place where he would see no one, clad only in breechclout and moccasins.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • The breechclout was so filthy it was like wearing dirt, but this wasn't a time to get finicky.

    He Don't Know Him

  • He had thrust the wet moccasins down the neck of his shirt, and icy trickles ran down chest and belly, soaking his breechclout.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Sweat poured down his body under the leather shirt, soaked the draggled breechclout between his legs.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • For instance, I wear a breechclout of leopard skin.

    Death Stalks The Ruins

  • Another black, he wore tall boots and a dingy red breechclout.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • He wore only his tattoos, his paint, his jewelry and a breechclout of fine beaded vellum.

    The Skrayling Tree

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