flintlock


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flint·lock

 (flĭnt′lŏk′)
n.
1. An obsolete gunlock in which a flint fixed in the hammer produces a spark that ignites the charge.
2. A firearm having this type of gunlock. Also called firelock.

flintlock

(ˈflɪntˌlɒk)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an obsolete gunlock in which the charge is ignited by a spark produced by a flint in the hammer
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a firearm having such a lock

flint•lock

(ˈflɪntˌlɒk)

n.
1. an outmoded gunlock in which a piece of flint striking against steel produces sparks that ignite the priming.
2. a firearm with such a lock.
[1675–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flintlock - a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlockflintlock - a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock
flintlock - an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge
muzzle loader - an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle
2.flintlock - an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge
firelock, flintlock - a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock
gunflint - the piece of flint that provides the igniting spark in a flintlock weapon
firing mechanism, gunlock - the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
Translations
piilukko
flintlås

flintlock

[ˈflɪntlɒk] n (= gun) → fusil m à silex

flintlock

[ˈflɪntˌlɒk] nfucile m ad acciarino
References in classic literature ?
It was a common belief among his neighbors that he had been a pirate--if upon any better evidence than his collection of boarding pikes, cutlasses, and ancient flintlock pistols, no one knew.
There was nothing but sending out spies and scouts, posting sentinels and blowing the matches of harquebusses, though they carried but few, for almost all used flintlocks.
Patented by John Hancock Hall of Maine in 1811, Hall's flintlock and percussion rifles and percussion carbines soldiered on successfully for decades, at least until the end of the Civil War.
Where should the touch hole on a flintlock be located relative
Instead, folks in pre-1840s period dress were shooting flintlock muskets, throwing tomahawks and knives, and shooting arrows at moving targets.
There will be a fencing lesson for budding pirates and a dramatic duel using the small sword and the flintlock pistol.
Duncan MacGregor, Kilsyth, Glasgow sold for 8,500gns his second prize class winner, Corrie Ursus CH27, a 17-month-old by the 13,000gns Gretnahouse Noel and out of an Allanfauld Flintlock sired cow.
I spent more than $1,200 for expertise, in order to prove this 1728 flintlock musket was really a pre-1872 firearm.
Then, displaying what proved to be a grand show of physics, Smith fired his second flintlock up the fireplace chimney.
Experts at Lyon and Turnbull, where the flintlock pistol was being sold, said documentation backs up the origins of the weapon.