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Definition 1: the action that ignites the charge in a firearm - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for firing mechanism in the sense of this definition

(firing mechanism is a kind of ...) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

"the piano had a very stiff action"

(... is a kind of firing mechanism ) an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge

(... is a kind of firing mechanism ) an obsolete gunlock using flint and a revolving wheel

(firing mechanism is a part of ...) the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

(... is part of firing mechanism) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

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