firing pin

fir·ing pin
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyuh r-ing pin]
    • /ˈfaɪər ɪŋ pɪn/
    • /ˈfaɪə.rɪŋ pɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-ing pin]
    • /ˈfaɪər ɪŋ pɪn/

Definitions of firing pin words

  • noun firing pin a plunger in the firing mechanism of a firearm or cannon that strikes the cartridge primer, igniting the propelling charge. 1
  • noun firing pin the part of the firing mechanism of a firearm that ignites the charge by striking the primer 0
  • noun firing pin that part in the bolt or breech of a firearm which strikes the primer and explodes the charge 0
  • noun firing pin (firearms) the part of the firing mechanism which strikes the cartridge's primer to ignite the gunpowder. 0

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Origin of firing pin

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75

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firing pin popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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