muzzleloader

or muz·zle-load·er

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

a firearm that is loaded through the muzzle.

Origin of muzzleloader

First recorded in 1855–60; muzzle + loader
Related formsmuz·zle·load·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for muzzle-loader

muzzle-loader


noun

a firearm receiving its ammunition through the muzzle
Derived Formsmuzzle-loading, adjective
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