meaning of breechloader

breechloader meaning in General Dictionary

A firearm which obtains its load at breech

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  • a firearm that's packed at the breech
  • A firearm which receives its load during the breech.

breechloader meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A firearm which obtains its load at the breech.


Sentence Examples with the word breechloader

The cavalry established contact on the 15th in the neighbourhood of Tobitschau and Rochetinitz (action of Tobitschau, July 15th), and the Austrians finding their intention discovered, and their men too demoralized by fear of the breechloader to risk a fresh battle, withdrew their troops and endeavoured to carry out their concentration by a wide circuit down the valley of the Waag and through Pressburg.

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