a harness strap around a horse's hindquarters to help in holding back a vehicle on a downgrade
- The strap of a harness that passes behind a draft animal's haunches.
- The short wool or hair on the rump and hind legs of a sheep, goat, or dog.
- The parts of a gun that make up the breech.
- A rope formerly used to secure the breech of a cannon to the side of a ship to control the recoil.