touchhole

noun
touch·​hole | \ ˈtəch-ˌhōl How to pronounce touchhole (audio) \

Definition of touchhole

: the vent in muzzle-loading guns through which the charge is ignited

First Known Use of touchhole

1501, in the meaning defined above

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“Touchhole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/touchhole. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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