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touchhole

Syllabification: touch·hole
Pronunciation: /ˈtəCHˌhōl
 
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Definition of touchhole in English:

noun

A small hole in early firearms through which the charge is ignited.
Example sentences
  • When loading for hunting, place a touchhole pick fully into the touch hole.
  • After taking the shot, open the frizzen, place the pricker in the touch hole and close the frizzen.
  • Poor touch hole alignment or excessively corroded touch holes are also sometimes to blame.

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