breechloading [breech-loh-ding] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective loaded at the breech.

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  • Origin of breechloading First recorded in 1855–60; breech + loading Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for breech-loading Historical Examples of breech-loading

  • Breech-loading guns, for instance, had already been invented.

    Artillery Through the Ages

    Albert Manucy

  • Them new stockings of yours is breech-loading, aint they, Billy?

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

    Alf Burnett

  • So far as I could see, they were armed with breech-loading rifles.


    Charles Dudley Warner

  • I think they then still had the Armstrong breech-loading system.

    From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life

    Captain A. T. Mahan

  • They had also a 10-inch gun aft, and a dozen 6-inch breech-loading guns.

    The British Navy Book

    Cyril Field

  • British Dictionary definitions for breech-loading breech-loading adjective (of a firearm) loaded at the breech Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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