or muz·zle-load·er

[ muhz-uh l-loh-der ]
/ ˈmʌz əlˌloʊ dər /


a firearm that is loaded through the muzzle.


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Origin of muzzleloader

First recorded in 1855–60; muzzle + loader

OTHER WORDS FROM muzzleloader

muz·zle·load·ing, adjective

Words nearby muzzleloader Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for muzzle-loader



a firearm receiving its ammunition through the muzzle

Derived forms of muzzle-loader

muzzle-loading, adjective
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