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[breech-loh-der] /ˈbritʃˌloʊ dər/
a firearm loaded at the breech.
Origin of breechloader
1855-60; breech + loader Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A motion to "Hay," who held the firing lanyard, and almost instantly came the sharp, vicious report of the breechloader.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday
  • The Honourable, when he went over the farm with his breechloader, invariably came in and drank a glass of the small beer.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
  • Yes, a breechloader—a Purdey he called it, and a bag of cartridges.

    Middy and Ensign G. Manville Fenn
  • The chief lesson taught by the engagement is the tremendous power of the breechloader in steady hands.

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