Breechloader Breech"load`er, n. A firearm which receives its load at the breech. [1913 Webster]

For cavalry, the revolver and breechloader will supersede the saber. --Rep. Sec. War (1860). [1913 Webster]

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  • breechloader — noun Date: 1855 a firearm that loads at the breech • breech loading adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breechloader — /breech loh deuhr/, n. a firearm loaded at the breech. [1855 60; BREECH + LOADER] * * * …   Universalium

  • breechloader — noun a variety of firearm in which the weapon is loaded from the breech, i.e. the end opposite that which discharges the projectile …   Wiktionary

  • breechloader — n. firearm that is loaded in the back at the breech …   English contemporary dictionary

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