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 muzzle-loading (audio) \ adjective
muzzle-loading rifles

Examples of muzzleloader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Season dates are usually broken down by the method of take, such as bow season, rifle or shotgun season, and muzzleloader season, with some overlap. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Adult Hunters," 3 June 2020 Although a number of other hunters were chasing the buck hard, including his family members, 15-year old Lovstuen finally killed the monster with a muzzleloader during the Hawkeye State’s youth season in 2003. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, "10 of the Biggest World-Record Bucks Ever," 11 June 2020 For many first-time big game hunters, that means inside 200 yards with a rifle and well inside 100 yards for with a shotgun or muzzleloader. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Hunt: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Adult Hunters," 3 June 2020 The FireStick pairs specifically with a new Traditions Nitrofire muzzleloader. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, "Federal’s FireStick Will Be a Game Changer in the Muzzleloader Hunting World," 2 June 2020 Trying to choose the food plot seed that’s best for the archer in Alabama, the late-season muzzleloader hunter in Michigan, and the rifle hunter in Pennsylvania is a stretch. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, "What’s the Best Food Plot Forage for Each Region?," 28 May 2020 Sure, the intellectual starter yeast was his father’s muzzleloader hobby, but Townsend lives this stuff. Matt Simon, Wired, "Pandemic Lessons From an 18th Century Reenactor," 6 May 2020 Consistency is the Achilles’ heel of muzzleloader accuracy, but with this system, there is no doubt as to whether the bullet is seated or the powder charge is correct. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Best New Guns and Gear of the 2020 SHOT Show," 21 Jan. 2020 This time Sailer had a muzzleloader in his hands and sealed the deal. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, "The Best Bucks of December 2019," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of muzzleloader

1858, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2020

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“Muzzleloader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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