breechloader

[breech-loh-der]
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noun

a firearm loaded at the breech.

Nearby words

  1. breeches,
  2. breeches buoy,
  3. breeches part,
  4. breeching,
  5. breechless,
  6. breechloading,
  7. breed,
  8. breed of cat,
  9. breed's hill,
  10. breeder

Origin of breechloader

First recorded in 1855–60; breech + loader

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British Dictionary definitions for breech-loader

breech-loader

noun

a firearm that is loaded at the breech
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