muzzleloader

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noun muz·zle·load·er \ ˈmə-zəl-ˌlō-dər \

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

muzzle-loading

play \ˈmə-zəl-ˌlō-diŋ\ adjective
    • muzzle-loading rifles

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First Known Use of muzzleloader

1858


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