Definition of Breech closer
1. Noun. A metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing.
Generic synonyms: Block, Blockage, Closure, Occlusion, Stop, Stoppage
Group relationships: Breech, Rear Of Barrel, Rear Of Tube
Lexicographical Neighbors of Breech Closer
Literary usage of Breech closer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mechanics' Magazine (1858)
"... the gun while tho breech slide is being retra< ' also claims in its combination with the barrel and the sliding breech closer aa open slot or passage, ..."
2. A Military Dictionary, Comprising Terms, Scientific and Otherwise, Connected by George Elliot Voyle, G. de Saint-Clair-Stevenson (1876)
"... a secure breech- closer be made, the breech-loader may again be introduced into the British service, though the present experience of our JI. ..."
3. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill., 1893 by United States World's Columbian Commission. Committee on Awards (1901)
"The breech-closer is a block having a handle at the top, and a chamber for the powder in its front portion, which was reduced in diameter to fit in the bore ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit Court of the United by Samuel Blatchford (1873)
"When the pistol is to be loaded, the movement of the lever opens the breech, by moving the breech- pin or breech-closer backward, in the longitudinal line ..."