- loaded at the breech.
Origin of breechloading
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Examples from the Web for breech-loading
Breech-loading guns, for instance, had already been invented.Artillery Through the Ages
Them new stockings of yours is breech-loading, aint they, Billy?
So far as I could see, they were armed with breech-loading rifles.Saunterings
Charles Dudley Warner
I think they then still had the Armstrong breech-loading system.From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
Captain A. T. Mahan
They had also a 10-inch gun aft, and a dozen 6-inch breech-loading guns.The British Navy Book
- (of a firearm) loaded at the breech
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