from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The opening in early firearms and cannons through which the powder was ignited.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of touch hole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The vent of a cannon or other firearm, by which fire is communicateed to the powder of the charge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small tubular opening through the thickness of the barrel of a gun, cannon, or pistol, by means of which fire is communicated to the charge within.
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