Definition of Muzzle loader

1. Noun. An obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle.

Specialized synonyms: Arquebus, Hackbut, Hagbut, Harquebus, Firelock, Flintlock, Musket
Generic synonyms: Firearm, Piece, Small-arm



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muzzle Loader

muzzies
muzziest
muzzily
muzziness
muzzinesses
muzzing
muzzle
muzzle-loading
muzzle blast
muzzle blasts
muzzle brake
muzzle brakes
muzzle compensator
muzzle energies
muzzle energy
muzzle loader (current term)
muzzle velocities
muzzle velocity
muzzled
muzzleless
muzzlelike
muzzleloader
muzzleloaders
muzzleloading
muzzler
muzzlers
muzzles
muzzling
muzzy
mvule

Literary usage of Muzzle loader

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1. Ironclads in Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare from 1855 to 1895, with Some by Herbert Wrigley Wilson (1898)
"A muzzle-loader of any length must necessarily be difficult to load, as it has to be run in till the muzzle is inboard. Thus, here was one cause which would ..."

2. Dansk-norsk-engelsk Ordbog by Johannes Magnussen (1902)
"... -kanon muzzle-loader. Forlade «ig paa rely el. depend on, trust to. ... -vaaben muzzle-loader. Forlag [n] [af Boger] publishing; udgive paa eget ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In 1871 the Snider breech-loader replaced the Enfield muzzle-loader, ... though for fine shooting the muzzle-loader still seemed hard to equal. ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1897)
"The con- 5n that no cartridge could be invented which would clean larrel as effectively as the wad used with the muzzle-loader, io firmly rooted that no ..."

5. Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (1879)
"As regards the weight to be carried, the breech-loader is but very little heavier than the muzzle-loader, so far as the guns themselves are concerned ..."

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