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- adj. Such that ammunition is loaded at the rear of the bore.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Receiving the charge at the breech instead of at the muzzle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Receiving the charge at the breech instead of the muzzle: applied to firearms: as, a breech-loading rifle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of guns) designed to be loaded at the breech
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