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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breast  \Breast\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.{Breasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Breasting}.] 
  To  meet  with  the  breast;  to  struggle  with  or  oppose 
  manfully;  as  to  breast  the  storm  or  waves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breasting  \Breast"ing\,  n.  (Mach.) 
  The  curved  channel  in  which  a  breast  wheel  turns.  It  is 
  closely  adapted  to  the  curve  of  the  wheel  through  about  a 
  quarter  of  its  circumference,  and  prevents  the  escape  of  the 
  water  until  it  has  spent  its  force  upon  the  wheel.  See 
  {Breast  wheel}. 




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