muzzle blast

noun

Definition of muzzle blast

: an excessively loud report produced by a gun often having a barrel shorter than standard or using a powder charge greater than standard and usually attributed to powder exploding both within and without the barrel as well as to the impact of gases on the outside atmosphere also : the flash or flame at the muzzle accompanying such a report

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“Muzzle blast.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muzzle%20blast. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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