Definition of Firing pin

1. Noun. Striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer.

Group relationships: Firearm, Piece, Small-arm
Generic synonyms: Striker

Definition of Firing pin

1. Noun. (context: firearms) the part of the firing mechanism which strikes the cartridge's primer to ignite the gunpowder. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firing Pin

fireworks night
firing away
firing chamber
firing line
firing mechanism
firing off
firing party
firing pin (current term)
firing pins
firing range
firing ranges
firing squad
firing squads
firing up

Literary usage of Firing pin

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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)
"Compress the firing-spring and insert the firing-pin point, locking it with the ... Turn firing-pin washer round until it snaps over the washer pin. ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1895)
"The nose contains the firing pin and its mechanism. The firing pin is rendered operative by the action of a small four-bladed propeller on a safety nut. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"When raised, the firing pin lock releases (he tiring pin. and in this position also serve* aï the rear sight, being provided on the top with a sighting ..."

4. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"After passin-ig a certain point, the spiral spring mer which strikes a firing-pin, which passes through in front of tine extractor is released, ..."

5. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1878)
"The cocking-piece В receives the firing-pin and spring, and i projection H upon it enters a recess in rear of the locking-tube. The form of this projection ..."

6. Text-book of Ordnance and Gunnery by William Harvey Tschappat (1917)
"position in transportation, or by the shock of discharge, and restrains the firing pin during flight of the projectile. To insure a ready passage of the ..."

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