breechblock breechblock

Definition(s):

  • (n) a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing

Usage(s):

  • Lger saw his fill of suffering in World War I, but the image he carried away with him was the dazzling light of a breechblock gleaming in the sun.

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