Definition of Rear of barrel

1. Noun. Opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded.

Exact synonyms: Breech, Rear Of Tube
Group relationships: Barrel, Cask
Terms within: Breech Closer, Breechblock
Generic synonyms: Opening



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Literary usage of Rear of barrel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill., 1893 by Committee on Awards, World's Columbian Commission, United States (1901)
"Closed by a block sliding vertically across rear of barrel, operated by a lever below. Percussion cap and nipple. Edge of block sharp to cut off rear of ..."

2. New American Supplement to the New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the (1905)
"One defect of the ordinary revolver has been the considerable and variable escape of gas between the cylinder and rear of barrel. This, in recent inventions ..."

3. The War Department at the Centennial Exposition, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1888 by United States War Dept (1888)
"Closed by a block sliding vertically across rear of barrel, operated by a lever below. Percussion cap and nipple. Edge of block sharp to cut off rear of ..."

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