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breechloading

[breech-loh-ding] /ˈbritʃˌloʊ dɪŋ/
adjective
1.
loaded at the breech.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; breech + loading
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  • breechloading retractable guns replaced the muzzle loaders.
  • No breechloading firearms of any type or caliber are allowed.
  • Beside its usual equipment the battery has two breechloading pieces and two.

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