touch hole


the vent in the breech of an early firearm or cannon through which the charge was ignited.

1495–1505; touch + hole Unabridged
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touchhole (ˈtʌtʃˌhəʊl)
a hole in the breech of early cannon and firearms through which the charge was ignited

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