knee breeches definition

  • noun-plural:
    • Trousers expanding right down to or simply just underneath the leg.
    • breeches visiting the knee, and buckled or fastened there; smallclothes.
  • noun:
    • See under Breeches.
    • pants closing over the leg
  • others:
    • Breeches that get to to the knee or just below it; specifically, a close-fitting garment covering the leg and the reduced the main body, worn generally speaking right from the start regarding the eighteenth century until about 1815. See knickerbocker, 3.

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