"breechblock" Definition

  1. n. The movable piece which closes the breech of a breech-loading firearm, and resists the backward force of the discharge. It is withdrawn for the insertion of a cartridge, and closed again before the gun is fired.

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Position in dictionary: 12552 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "breechblock": 1
Words that end with "breechblock": 1
Words that contain "breechblock": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of breechblock

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