pinfire

adjective

Definition of pinfire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 of a cartridge : having a movable pin projecting from the rim that when struck by a hammer explodes a cap encased in the cartridge
2 of a firearm : using a pinfire cartridge

pinfire

noun
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Definition of pinfire (Entry 2 of 2)

: a pinfire firearm

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History and Etymology for pinfire

Adjective

pin entry 1 + fire, verb

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“Pinfire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinfire. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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