breach vs breech : Common Errors in English

About breach vs breech

Substitute a K for the CH in “breach” to remind you that the word has to do with breakage: you can breach (break through) a dam or breach (violate the terms of) a contract. As a noun, a breach is something broken off or open, as in a breach in a military line during combat. “Breech” however, refers to rear ends, as in “breeches” (slang spelling “britches” ). Thus “breech cloth,” “breech birth,” or “breech-loading gun.” “Once more unto the breach, dear friends,” means “let’s charge into the gap in the enemy’s defenses,” not “let’s reach into our pants again.”

breach Meaning(s)

  • (n) a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
  • (n) an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)
  • (n) a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  • (v) act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
  • (v) make an opening or gap in

breech Meaning(s)

  • (n) opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded

breach in News

  1. Breach discovered in cleanup system at DuPont plant

    A breach has been found in the dike system being used to contain a hydrochloric acid leak at the DuPont plant in Rubbertown.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: WLKY Louisville

  2. Breach found at site of Rubbertown leak

    A breach in the dike being used to contain a leak of hydrochloric acid at the DuPont Fluoroproduct plant on Camp Ground Road was reported Monday night, but officials said there was no danger to the public.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

  3. Data Breach Cost Rises to $136 Per Exposed Record

    Data breach occurrences have grown steadily over the years, and for companies hit with these issues, the costs associated with them is, too.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Credit.com via Yahoo! Finance

breech in News

  • Google Gets New Threat From UK Privacy Watchdog ICO

    Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The battle over Google and their privacy policies continues in the UK and much of Europe as privacy watchdogs call the search giant out for the way they borrow data from each of their services. The Information Commissioner in the UK now says Google's privacy policies could be a breech of the Data Protection Act and has given them 11 weeks to ...
    on July 5, 2013 Source: redOrbit

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