touch·​hole ˈtəch-ˌhōl How to pronounce touchhole (audio)
: the vent in muzzle-loading guns through which the charge is ignited

Word History

First Known Use

1501, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of touchhole was in 1501

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Cite this Entry

“Touchhole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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