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breaststroke a swimming stroke in which the body is prone with the face down, the arms simultaneously pull down and back, and the legs do a frog kick in alternation with the arm movement.
breastwork a temporary, hastily built defensive fortification, usu. of breast height.
breath the air that flows into and out of the lungs during respiration. [4 definitions]
breathable combined form of breathe.
Breathalyzer trademark for an instrument into which a person exhales, used to determine a motorist's level of alcoholic intoxication.
breathe to draw air into the lungs and expel it; respirate. [10 definitions]
breathe easily to be able to relax after a period of tension or anxiety.
breathe easy to be able to relax after a period of tension or anxiety.
breathe freely to be able to relax after a period of tension or anxiety.
breather a short period of rest. [2 definitions]
breathing inhaling and exhaling; living; alive. [3 definitions]
breathless breathing heavily following great exertion. [2 definitions]
breathtaking causing great wonder, excitement, or awe.
breathy of a voice, softened or otherwise altered in timbre by more than ordinary expiration of breath. [2 definitions]
breccia rock consisting of sharp-angled fragments of older rocks cemented together in sandstone, clay, or the like.
bred past tense and past participle of breed.
breech the lower posterior region of the human torso; buttocks. [3 definitions]
breechcloth a piece of material worn as covering for the loins; loincloth.
breeches (used with a pl. verb) trousers that reach to the knee; knickers. [2 definitions]
breeches buoy a nautical rescue device consisting of a canvas sling with leg holes that is suspended from a life preserver, used to transfer the rescued person up a rope to a ship.
breeching the part of a draft horse's harness that passes behind its hindquarters.