, in Fortification, a gap or opening made in any part of the works of a town, by the cannon or mines of the besiegers, with intent to storm or attack the place.

BREAKING Ground, in Military Affairs, is beginning the works for carrying on the siege of a place; more especially the beginning to dig trenches, or approaches.

BREECH of a Gun, the hinder part, from the cascabel to the lower part of the bore.

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