Sunday, January 18, 2015

Breach & Breech

With an A – (v.) break through from one area into another.
With an E – (n.) hind section of an object or animal.


  1. I think you have these labeled incorrectly. Breach (like break) is to violate and breech is the wrong or back side.

    1. Ah! I see your confusion, and perhaps I should have made better choices with my illustrations. The whale is meant to be BREACHING the water. But I chose its tail, its breech end. And the other one is correctly identifying the BREECH end of the rifle. But, yes, in this instance the rifle must be cracked open, breached, to access the breech. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for pointing it out.

  2. And don't forget breeches (as in pants) vs breaches.