Breech-loading
Breech-loading Breech"-load`ing, a. Receiving the charge at the breech instead of at the muzzle. [1913 Webster]

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  • breech-loading — [brēch′lōd΄iŋ] adj. loading at the breech instead of the muzzle, as many guns: also breechloading * * * …   Universalium

  • breech-loading — [brēch′lōd΄iŋ] adj. loading at the breech instead of the muzzle, as many guns: also breechloading …   English World dictionary

  • breech-loading — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breech-loading — /ˈbritʃ loʊdɪŋ/ (say breech lohding) adjective of a firearm, loaded at the breech …   Australian English dictionary

  • breech-loading — adjective (of guns) designed to be loaded at the breech • Pertains to noun: ↑breechloader …   Useful english dictionary

  • breech-loading — adjective see breechloader …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • breech-loading — adjective Such that ammunition is loaded at the rear of the bore …   Wiktionary

  • Breech-loading weapon — naval breech loader. Notice that there is a series of interlocking doors that never permit an open path from the gunhouse, down which a flash might travel, to the magazine.A breech loading weapon is a firearm (a rifle, a gun etc.) in which the… …   Wikipedia

  • Breech action — The breech mechanism in breech loading small arms and certain special guns, as automatic and machine guns; used frequently in referring to the method by which the movable barrels of breech loading shotguns are locked, unlocked, or rotated to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breech — may refer to: *Breeches, certain types of trousers; this term is older than the derived meaning buttock of the word breech *In a breech loading weapon, the breech refers to the rear portion of the barrel which opens for ammunition loading, as… …   Wikipedia

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