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

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 statewide regular seasons include archery, crossbow, muzzleloader, nine-day gun deer and a four-day antlerless-only hunt in December. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 25 June 2022 The statewide muzzleloader deer hunting season is in progress and ends Dec. 8. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Dec. 2021 Bowhunters killed 536 bears while muzzleloader hunters got 77 and modern gun hunters killed 52. Alan Clemons, Outdoor Life, 15 Mar. 2021 There are multiple types of deer licenses available for purchase from the DNR — a deer archery license, deer crossbow license, deer firearms license, deer muzzleloader license, bonus anterless deer license. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Oct. 2021 For example, in 2021 hunters will be allowed the harvesting of antlerless deer, does, on the deer and deer combination license during firearms and muzzleloader seasons. Doug Donnelly, Detroit Free Press, 30 Sep. 2021 And, new for this year, traditional muzzleloader hunters will have their own nine-day season to chase elk and deer in December. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of muzzleloader

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Muzzleloader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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