from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Men's close-fitting knee breeches worn in the 18th century.
- n.pl. Chiefly British Small items of clothing, such as underwear or handkerchiefs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 18th century knee-breeches
- n. (UK) underwear and other small items of clothing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A man's garment for the hips and thighs; breeches. See breeches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Knee-breeches, as distinguished from pantaloons and trousers; especially, the close-fitting knee-breeches of the eighteenth century. Also short clothes and smalls.
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