Definition of muzzle-loader in English:

muzzle-loader

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noun

historical
  • A gun that is loaded through its muzzle.
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    • 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.

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