breech-loading love

breech-loading

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Receiving the charge at the breech instead of the muzzle: applied to firearms: as, a breech-loading rifle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Receiving the charge at the breech instead of at the muzzle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a gun Such that ammunition is loaded at the rear of the bore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of guns) designed to be loaded at the breech

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Examples

  • Foreign sportsmen, most of them titled and well-heeled men from the British Isles and Europe with gold-plated bison guns, breech-loading rifles and Purdey shotguns, came with enormous entourages.

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  • Foreign sportsmen, most of them titled and well-heeled men from the British Isles and Europe with gold-plated bison guns, breech-loading rifles and Purdey shotguns, came with enormous entourages.

    Bird Cloud

  • Most cannon are cast bronze, smooth bore, muzzleloading weapons, although some are breech-loading and older ones are constructed of iron bars welded and bound together.

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  • Foreign sportsmen, most of them titled and well-heeled men from the British Isles and Europe with gold-plated bison guns, breech-loading rifles and Purdey shotguns, came with enormous entourages.

    Bird Cloud

  • Foreign sportsmen, most of them titled and well-heeled men from the British Isles and Europe with gold-plated bison guns, breech-loading rifles and Purdey shotguns, came with enormous entourages.

    Bird Cloud

  • The following month, another test, at Karlsruhe, Prussia, pitted one hundred well-drilled infantry soldiers equipped with the zundnadelgewehr, a breech-loading rifle known as the “needle gun,” against a single half-inch-caliber Gatling.

    The Gun

  • The strength of steel made Krupp field pieces more powerful and accurate than any artillery yet seen, and their breech-loading quality meant they could be fired more rapidly and with gun crews at less risk as they reloaded.

    The Gun

  • Lever action and breech-loading technology raised the new question of marksmanship doctrine; is it better to be rapidly shooting as many bullets as possible towards the enemy, or will that just waste ammunition and would you be better off restricting soldiers to one carefully aimed shot at a time?

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  • The battle extended to an area three miles by six miles, and soon turned into a series of single combats, in which the Rangers with reloadable .45-caliber six-shooters and breech-loading carbines held an enormous advantage of the bow-and-lance-wielding Comanches.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • They also showed that advances in weaponry, especially the six-shooter and the breech-loading carbine, had radically altered the basic balance of power.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

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