touchhole
noun Date: 1501 the vent in muzzle-loading guns through which the charge is ignited

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of a gun)


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  • Touchhole — Touch hole (t[u^]ch h[=o]l ), n. The vent of a cannon or other firearm, by which fire is communicateed to the powder of the charge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • touchhole — [tuch′hōl΄] n. in early firearms, the hole in the breech through which the charge was touched off …   English World dictionary

  • touchhole — Sneaky way to call someone a touchy asshole. Honey, must you be such a touchhole about the TV remote? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • touchhole — Sneaky way to call someone a touchy asshole. Honey, must you be such a touchhole about the TV remote? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • touchhole — /tuch hohl /, n. the vent in the breech of an early firearm or cannon through which the charge was ignited. See diag. under flintlock. [1495 1505; TOUCH + HOLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • touchhole — n. Vent (of a gun) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • touchhole — touch·hole …   English syllables

  • touchhole — touch•hole [[t]ˈtʌtʃˌhoʊl[/t]] n. mil the vent in the breech of an early firearm through which the charge was ignited • Etymology: 1495–1505 …   From formal English to slang

  • touchhole — ˈtəchˌhōl noun Etymology: touch + hole 1. : the vent in old time cannons or firearms through which the charge was ignited 2. : the hole in the cylinder of a gas engine with tube ignition in which the tube is inserted …   Useful english dictionary

  • Internal ballistics — Internal ballistics, a subfield of ballistics, is the study of a projectile s behavior from the time its propellant s igniter is initiated until it exits the gun barrel. The study of internal ballistics is important to designers and users of… …   Wikipedia

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