Breechloader meaning

brēchlōdər
A gun or other firearm loaded at the breech.
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Any gun loaded at the breech.
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A variety of firearm in which the weapon is loaded from the breech, i.e. the end opposite that which discharges the projectile.
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Noun

Singular:
breechloader
Plural:
breechloaders

Origin of breechloader