touchhole

[ tuhch-hohl ]
/ ˈtʌtʃˌhoʊl /

noun

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

Origin of touchhole

First recorded in 1495–1505; touch + hole
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touchhole

/ (ˈtʌtʃˌhəʊl) /

noun

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