Definition of touch hole in English:

touch hole

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  • A small hole in early firearms through which the charge is ignited.
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    • 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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