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breechloading

[breech-loh-ding]
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  1. loaded at the breech.
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Origin of breechloading

First recorded in 1855–60; breech + loading
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Historical Examples

  • Curiously enough the earliest cannon seem to have been breechloading.

    Battles of English History

    H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George