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The part of the bolt or breech of a firearm that strikes the primer and detonates the charge of a projectile.
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the part of the firing mechanism of a firearm that ignites the charge by striking the primer
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a plunger in the firing mechanism of a firearm that strikes the cartridge primer, igniting the propelling charge.
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|Noun||1.||firing pin - striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer|
striker - the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
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