Abre'ast. adv. [See Breast.] Side by side; in such a position that the breasts may bear against the same line.
My cousin Suffolk,
My soul shall thine keep company to heav'n;
Tarry, sweet soul, for mine, then fly abreast. Shak. Henry V.
For honour travels in a streight so narrow,
Where one but goes abreast. Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida.
The riders rode abreast, and one his shield;
His lance of cornel-wood another held;
The third his bow, and, glorious to behold!
The costly quiver, all of burnish'd gold. Dryden's Fables