firing a charge
index discharge (shot)

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  • firing pin — n. that part in the bolt or breech of a firearm which strikes the primer and explodes the charge …   English World dictionary

  • Charge (warfare) — Cavalry charge redirects here. For the American football tactic, see cavalry charge (football). Charge Romanticized painting of O Higgins charge at the Battle of Rancagua during the Chilean War of Independence Era …   Wikipedia

  • charge — [c]/tʃadʒ / (say chahj) verb (charged, charging) –verb (t) 1. to put a load or burden on or in. 2. to fill or furnish (something) with the appropriate quantity of what it is designed to receive. 3. to supply a quantity of electricity to (a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Charge and discharge — Discharge Dis*charge , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]charge. See {Discharge}, v. t.] 1. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • firing pin — Ordn. a plunger in the firing mechanism of a firearm or cannon that strikes the cartridge primer, igniting the propelling charge. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • firing pin — fir′ing pin n. mac a plunger in the firing mechanism of a firearm that strikes the cartridge primer, igniting the propelling charge • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • firing pin — /ˈfaɪərɪŋ pɪn/ (say fuyuhring pin) noun a plunger in the firing mechanism of a gun that strikes the primer and thus ignites the propelling charge of a projectile …   Australian English dictionary

  • firing system — In demolition, a system composed of elements designed to fire the main charge or charges …   Military dictionary

  • firing-pin — part of a mechanism (in a grenade, mine, etc.) which sets off the detonator and explodes the charge …   English contemporary dictionary

  • firing chamber — noun chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge • Syn: ↑gun chamber • Hypernyms: ↑chamber • Part Holonyms: ↑gun …   Useful english dictionary

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