Definition of Firing mechanism

1. Noun. The action that ignites the charge in a firearm.

Exact synonyms: Gunlock
Generic synonyms: Action, Action Mechanism
Specialized synonyms: Flintlock, Wheel Lock
Group relationships: Gun
Terms within: Cock, Hammer



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firing Mechanism

firewood
firewoods
firework
fireworklike
fireworks
fireworks night
fireworky
fireworm
fireworms
firey
fireys
firing
firing away
firing chamber
firing line
firing mechanism (current term)
firing off
firing party
firing pin
firing pins
firing range
firing ranges
firing squad
firing squads
firing up
firings
firked
firkin
firking

Literary usage of Firing mechanism

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1. Naval Ordnance: A Text-book Prepared for the Use of the Midshipmen of the by Roland Irvin Curtin, United States Naval Academy, Thomas Lee Johnson (1915)
"The term " firing-mechanism " is used to designate that part of ... The electric firing-mechanism has an insulated firing-pin within a firing-case. ..."

2. Ordnance and Gunnery: A Text-book Prepared for the Cadets of the United by Ormond Mitchell Lissak (1907)
"... bar of the firing mechanism already described. The stud at its upper end works in the groove g cut in the gun, withdrawing the safety bar as the breech ..."

3. Ordnance and Gunnery: A Text-book Prepared for the Cadets of the United by Ormond Mitchell Lissak (1907)
"... shorter than shown in the figure, is provided with a stud at its lower end that engages with the safety bar of the firing mechanism already described. ..."

4. Text-book of Ordnance and Gunnery by William Harvey Tschappat (1917)
"firing mechanism.—The breech mechanism and the firing mechanism of the 6-in. howitzer are similar to those of the 3-in. field gun described in Arts. 222 and ..."

5. Text-book of Ordnance and Gunnery by William Freeland Fullam, Thomas Charles Hart (1905)
"The firing mechanism will not be injured if an escape of gas occurs, as gas vent-holes (17) are provided in the block to relieve the firing-pin. ..."

6. Elementary Naval Ordnance and Gunnery: Including Close-order Infantry by Hobart Cole Ramsey (1918)
"The firing mechanism includes only the mechanism which directly explodes the ... The firing attachments form neither a part of the firing mechanism nor the ..."

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