Firing pin
Firing pin Fir"ing pin` In the breech mechanism of a firearm, the pin which strikes the head of the cartridge and explodes it. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • firing pin — n. that part in the bolt or breech of a firearm which strikes the primer and explodes the charge …   English World dictionary

  • Firing pin — A firing pin or striker is part of the firing mechanism used in a firearm or explosive device e.g. an M14 landmine or bomb fuze. Firing pins may take many forms, though the types used in landmines, bombs, grenade fuzes or other single use devices …   Wikipedia

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  • firing pin — fir′ing pin n. mac a plunger in the firing mechanism of a firearm that strikes the cartridge primer, igniting the propelling charge • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • firing pin — /ˈfaɪərɪŋ pɪn/ (say fuyuhring pin) noun a plunger in the firing mechanism of a gun that strikes the primer and thus ignites the propelling charge of a projectile …   Australian English dictionary

  • firing pin — Ordn. a plunger in the firing mechanism of a firearm or cannon that strikes the cartridge primer, igniting the propelling charge. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • firing pin — noun the part of the firing mechanism which stikes the cartridges primer to ignite the gunpowder …   Wiktionary

  • firing pin — noun Date: 1874 the pin that strikes the cartridge primer in the breech mechanism of a firearm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • firing pin —    That part of a firearm mechanism which strikes the primer of a cartridge to initiate ignition. Sometimes called hammer nose or striker …   Forensic science glossary

  • firing-pin — part of a mechanism (in a grenade, mine, etc.) which sets off the detonator and explodes the charge …   English contemporary dictionary

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