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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

plug for the muzzle of a gun to keep out dust and moisture

Usage examples (27)
  • A brass head or tompion, fitted with a vertical arm, on which there is
  • The hexagonal barrel was plugged with a tompion of maple wood to keep out dirt.
  • Loaders put in the tompion and on muzzle-bag, and wipe off and re-lacquer the front pivot-bolt.
  • The Loader and Sponger haul up and secure the lower half-ports, put in tompion, and secure muzzle-bag. for more
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