breechloader

[breech-loh-der]
noun
a firearm loaded at the breech.

Origin:
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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