breechloader


breechloader

breechloader [breech-loh-der] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a firearm loaded at the breech. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of breechloader First recorded in 1855–60; breech + loader Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for breechloader Historical Examples of breechloader

  • Yes, a breechloader—a Purdey he called it, and a bag of cartridges.

    Middy and Ensign

    G. Manville Fenn

  • A motion to “Hay,” who held the firing lanyard, and almost instantly came the sharp, vicious report of the breechloader.

    A Gunner Aboard the “Yankee”

    Russell Doubleday

  • The Honourable, when he went over the farm with his breechloader, invariably came in and drank a glass of the small beer.

    Hodge and His Masters

    Richard Jefferies

  • The chief lesson taught by the engagement is the tremendous power of the breechloader in steady hands.

    The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885

    Charles Royle

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