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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A gun that is loaded at the rear bore.

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  • Then, in 1855, England's Lord Armstrong designed a rifled breechloader that included so many improvements as to be revolutionary.
  • Yet its only luxury was the bottom of a breechloader brass cartridge, inlaid and flanked by the sharp incisors of the little Wabar, or mountain coney.
  • “The weapon is a most formidable one, it is admirably constructed, and equipped for service, and will, I doubt not, produce, if brought into action, effects almost as...
  • No. 12 smoothbore, the first breechloader I ever had, I started. for more
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