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touchhole

[tuhch-hohl] /ˈtʌtʃˌhoʊl/
noun
1.
the vent in the breech of an early firearm or cannon through which the charge was ignited.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; touch + hole
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touchhole

/ˈtʌtʃˌhəʊl/
noun
1.
a hole in the breech of early cannon and firearms through which the charge was ignited
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