Definition of muzzleloader in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈməzəlˌlōdər/


A gun that is loaded through its muzzle.
Example sentences
  • The American civil war was fought with a mixture of smooth-bores and rifled muzzle-loaders.
  • Police seized two revolvers and three muzzle-loaders dating from the Anglo-Boer South African War.
  • This muzzle-loader was fired by a percussion cap and shot a .58 caliber bullet.



Pronunciation: /-ˌlōdiNG/
(also muzzle-loading) adjective
Example sentences
  • It's curious to think about powerful, big bore air rifles employed during the height of the muzzleloading, black powder era.
  • There's also a shotgun slug model, six muzzleloading rifle models, and six bolt-action handgun models that have at least some 110 features.
  • At the end of the percussion era, telescopic sights were not unknown on muzzleloading sporting rifles.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: muz·zle·load·er

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.