Translation of breech-loader in Spanish:


arma de retrocarga, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbritʃˌloʊdər/


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    (with masculine article in the singular) arma de retrocarga feminine
    • Rifles became breech-loaders, then repeaters.
    • The cartridges fired by these early breech-loaders were lacking in power when compared to muskets.
    • The field officers who opposed the breech-loaders saw their job as controlling the troops.
    • The breech-loader was probably a swivel gun, although the barrel may have been mounted on a timber block mount.
    • It will thus be seen that two men with the breech-loader scored six points more than the fifteen men with the Enfield.