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breechloading

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

loaded at the breech.

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Nearby words

breeches buoy, breeches part, breeching, breechless, breechloader, breechloading, breed, breed of cat, breed's hill, breeder, 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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