breechloading

[ breech-loh-ding ]
/ ˈbritʃˌloʊ dɪŋ /
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adjective

loaded at the breech.

Nearby words

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

Origin of breechloading

First recorded in 1855–60; breech + loading

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British Dictionary definitions for breech-loading

breech-loading

/ (ˈbriːtʃˌləʊdɪŋ) /

adjective

(of a firearm) loaded at the breech
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