breechloader

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noun breech·load·er \ˈbrēch-ˈlō-dər\

Definition of breechloader

  1. :  a firearm that loads at the breech The first really satisfactory American breechloader was developed at Harpers Ferry by Christian Sharps, whose superior gun helped make the word sharpshooter a common American noun. — Bernard Brodie and Fawn M. Brodie — compare muzzleloader

breech–loading

play \-ˈlō-diŋ\ adjective a breech-loading rifle

First Known Use of breechloader

1855

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