Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 1976 supplement
BREEK, n.1 Add: 5. Also in combs. fore-breek and efterbreek, the breast hook and crutch in the bow or stern of a boat (Fif. 1975).
6. A forked stick such as is used for a catapult (em.Sc. (a) 1975); a fork in a tree (Ags., Fif. 1975).
Ags. 1912 A. Reid Forfar Worthies 40:
Royal Indian tigers were often stalked, and shot from the “breeks” of its jungle trees.
7. Phr. a pair o' breeks, in curling: a situation in which the played stones lie in a V-formation at the tee.
Ags. 1905 A. N. Simpson Bobbie Guthrie 108:
There's a fine pair o' breeks for ye. Come up quick an' send them ta baith sides.
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