What does breeching mean?
The definition of breeching
Breech”ing, n.
1 A whipping on the breech, or the act of whipping on the breech. I view the prince with Aristarchus’ eyes, Whose looks were as a breeching to a boy. Marlowe.
2 That part of a harness which passes round the breech of a horse, enabling him to hold back a vehicle.
3 (Naut.)
A strong rope rove through the cascabel of a cannon and secured to ringbolts in the ship’s side, to limit the recoil of the gun when it is discharged.
4 The sheet iron casing at the end of boilers to convey the smoke from the flues to the smokestack.