/breech"klawth', -kloth'/, n., pl. breechcloths /-klawdhz', -klodhz', -klawths', -kloths'/.
a cloth worn about the breech and loins; loincloth.
Also, breechclout /breech"klowt'/.
[1785-95, Amer.; BREECH + CLOTH]

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