breach vs breech :

breach or 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.”

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Definitions

  • 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

  • n  opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded
News & Articles

  • Family Advocacy Day Ambassador
    Colin Breach, a patient of Dayton Children's Hospital, discusses his upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. to fight for Family Advocacy Day. His mission is to persuade lawmakers to give money to hospitals across the nation to help treat children.
    June 18, 2013 - WDTN-TV 2 Dayton
  • Lawsuit against O-State's Gundy rescheduled for late July
    A pretrial hearing in the breach-of-contract lawsuit against Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has been pushed back to the end of July.
    June 18, 2013 - Tulsa World
  • Protesters briefly breach security perimeter at G8
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Several dozen protesters briefly breached the metal security barrier surrounding the G8 summit venue in Northern Ireland on Monday, but withdrew when police threatened to arrest them. The protesters broke away from a march of around 1,000 environmentalists and rights activists, most of whom stopped as planned when they reached the metal fence around 2 ...
    June 17, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! 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 ...
    July 5, 2013 - redOrbit
  • 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 ...
    July 5, 2013 - redOrbit