Webster 1913 Edition
The powder or other combustible used to communicate fire to a charge of gunpowder, as in a firearm.
The first coating of color, size, or the like, laid on canvas, or on a building, or other surface.
The carrying over of water, with the steam, from the boiler, as into the cylinder.
Priming of the tide.
Lag of the tide, under 2d
a small pipe, filled with a combustible composition for firing cannon.–
a spring safety valve applied to the cylinder of a steam engine for discharging water carried into the cylinder by priming.–
a pointed wire used to penetrate the vent of a piece, for piercing the cartridge before priming.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Laying on the first color.
1.Among painters, the first color laid on canvas or on a building, &c.