muz·​zle·​load·​er | \ ˈmə-zəl-ˌlō-dər How to pronounce muzzleloader (audio) \

Definition of muzzleloader

: a firearm that loads at the muzzle The introduction of the breechloader more than doubled the rate of reloading and of fire and made it possible to do so, not standing as with the muzzleloader, but with the very substantial protection of the prone position.— Archer Jones — compare breechloader

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Other Words from muzzleloader

muzzle-loading \ ˈmə-​zəl-​ˌlō-​diŋ How to pronounce muzzleloader (audio) \ adjective
muzzle-loading rifles

Examples of muzzleloader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The final turret is tuned to 20 gauge slugs or a 300-grain muzzleloader bullet pushed by two blackpowder pellets. Andrew Mckean, Outdoor Life, 18 Aug. 2020 As of Monday of this week, the DNR had sold 10,670 resident muzzleloader licenses of all kinds. Tony Kennedy Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 26 Nov. 2020 Crossbow hunters killed 15,477 deer (7%), and muzzleloader hunters killed 23,295 deer (11%). Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Online, 27 May 2021 Colorado’s muzzleloader season in mountain units typically falls in mid-September and runs, roughly, nine days. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2021 According to license sales data kept by the Department of Natural Resources, 20% more residents are poised to join the muzzleloader hunt this year than in 2019. Tony Kennedy Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 26 Nov. 2020 In 2013, LHR Sporting Arms was formed and introduced the Redemption muzzleloader. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, 28 Oct. 2020 The definition of muzzleloader was changed to describe a firearm that is loaded with a bullet or projectile and powder only through the muzzle. Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Apr. 2021 The statewide muzzleloader deer hunting season is in process and ends Dec. 9. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of muzzleloader

1858, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2021

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“Muzzleloader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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