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breechblock

or breech-block

[ breech-blok ]
/ ˈbritʃˌblɒk /
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noun Ordnance.

a movable piece of metal for closing the breech in certain firearms.

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Origin of breechblock

First recorded in 1880–85; breech + block
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British Dictionary definitions for breechblock

breechblock
/ (ˈbriːtʃˌblɒk) /

noun

a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert the cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
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