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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] The court breasted the popular current by sustaining the demurrer. --Wirt. [1913 Webster] To breast up a hedge, to cut the face of it on one side so as to lay bare the principal upright stems of the plants. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]