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breechloader

[breech-loh-der] /ˈbritʃˌloʊ dər/
noun
1.
a firearm loaded at the breech.
Origin of breechloader
1855-1860
1855-60; breech + loader
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  • The breechloader improved the inherent safety of a weapon and increased the speed of loading and firing.
  • However, unlike other weapons of the time it was a breechloader.

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