breech

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Synonyms for breech

opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded

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Breeching is a kind of playful activity in which the whales lift two-thirds of their body out of the water and splash down.
Comments: You'll see these whales breeching, courting, feeding, and singing to each other.
You may see the full range of whale antics bubble net feeding, breeching, spy-hopping, social gathering.
You may see such behaviors as breeching, logging (yes, whales do sleep), spy-hopping, feeding, calving, and social gathering.
Comments: Hearty watchers can see feeding, pairing and breeching.