misfires in English

noun
1
a failure of a gun or missile to fire correctly or of fuel in an internal combustion engine to ignite.
I might add that in my lot of 1936 era ammunition, most of the primers have gone bad so be careful if your experience a misfire or hang fire when using old military stores.
verb
1
(of a gun or missile) fail to discharge or fire properly.
In Saudi Arabia, it appeared the missiles misfired .
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1. You've had a few misfires, possibly had a stroke, but you can do this.

2. On its way, the iron bullet expanded, gripping the spiral rifling and spinning so tightly along its course that its range and accuracy were greatly increased, with fewer misfires.