touchhole

[ tuhch-hohl ]
/ ˈtʌtʃˌhoʊl /
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noun

the vent in the breech of an early firearm or cannon through which the charge was ignited.

Nearby words

  1. touchdown,
  2. touche,
  3. touched,
  4. touched by, be,
  5. touched in the head,
  6. touching,
  7. touchingly,
  8. touchless,
  9. touchline,
  10. touchline ban

Origin of touchhole

First recorded in 1495–1505; touch + hole

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British Dictionary definitions for touchhole

touchhole

/ (ˈtʌtʃˌhəʊl) /

noun

a hole in the breech of early cannon and firearms through which the charge was ignited
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