Definition of Broadwell ring in English:

Broadwell ring

noun

Gunnery historical
  • A kind of circular gas-check for use in cannon and small arms.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From the name of Lewis Wells Broadwell, U.S.-born inventor of this type of circular gas-check + ring.

Pronunciation

Broadwell ring

/ˌbrɔːdw(ɛ)l ˈrɪŋ/