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breechloader

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noun breech·load·er \ˈbrēch-ˈlō-dər\

Definition of breechloader

  1. :  a firearm that loads at the breech

breech–loading

play \-ˈlō-diŋ\ adjective


1855

First Known Use of breechloader

1855


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