breeching-bolt love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bolt in a ship's side to which the breeching is fastened.


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  • One end of a tripping-line is fastened to the middle of the toggle, and the other to the breeching-bolt in the side of the ship; by this arrangement the toggle is tripped from its place at the commencement of the recoil, and the muzzle is raised so as to clear the port-sill by the preponderance of the breech.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.


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