Definition of muzzle-loader in English:

muzzle-loader

noun

historical
  • A gun that is loaded through its muzzle.

    • ‘It was an ancient muzzle-loader held together with strapped wire!’
    • ‘The American civil war was fought with a mixture of smooth-bores and rifled muzzle-loaders.’
    • ‘Police seized two revolvers and three muzzle-loaders dating from the Anglo-Boer South African War.’
    • ‘This muzzle-loader was fired by a percussion cap and shot a .58 caliber bullet.’
    • ‘It's the wrong shape for a carronade, and a long muzzle-loader would probably still have had trunions.’