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A device for igniting the charge of a firearm.


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the mechanism in some firearms that causes the charge to be exploded



the mechanism of a firearm by which the charge is exploded.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunlock - the action that ignites the charge in a firearmgunlock - the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
action mechanism, action - the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
flintlock - an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
hammer, cock - the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
wheel lock - an obsolete gunlock using flint and a revolving wheel
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SIG Sauer makes 20-round P226 magazines, too, so I stuck one in the depression for the gunlock in my MK25 case.
The board could, for instance, lower the cutoff for passing scores or implement a two-tiered diploma system, with some students earning a certificate of attendance and others a traditional diploma that certifies students are career and college ready, says Tom Gunlock, the state board president.
Although existing self-management programs for patients with CKD and other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure, often demonstrate improved outcomes (Barnason, Zimmerman, & Young, 2012; Boren, Wakefield, Gunlock, & Wakefield, 2009; Cueto-Manzano, Martinez-Ramirez, Cortes-Sanbria, 2010; Jovicic, Holroyd-Leduc, & Straus, 2006), enhancing CKD knowledge remains a challenge.
The city boasted 35 gun and pistol makers, eight gun barrel makers and filers, five gun barrel polishers and finishers, 11 gunlock makers, forgers and finishers, and three gun swivel and stock makers.
But as Julie Gunlock explained at National Review Online in 2011, that claim doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and previous studies supported the importance of educational programs for patients with heart failure and suggest specific content may be attributed to outcome measures, such as maintaining current immunizations, taking medications as prescribed, monitoring signs and symptoms for changes, restricting dietary sodium and alcohol, avoiding tobacco use, keeping appointments for follow-up care, and maintaining physical fitness (Boren, Wakefield, Gunlock, & Wakefield, 2009; Riegel et al, 2009).
State Environmental Health Chief Dave Glatt said investigators are examining the new site north of Crosby--a town about five miles from the Canadian border--which was discovered late by Divide County Emergency Manager Jody Gunlock.
In "Cupcakes to Chemicals", Julie Gunlock shows how the food nannies, environmentalists, public health officials, politicians and government regulators benefit from keeping the American public scared.
The box, of course, will include the now-traditional external gunlock, and the always-traditional owner's manual.
I thank the following individuals: My wife, Danielle, for her continuing support; my parents, Thomas and Kimberly Gunlock, for their guidance; and William "Bud" Seall, a mentor and friend whose contributions to my legal career have been invaluable.
In contrast, Coyne-Beasley, Schoenbach, and Johnson (2001) conducted a community-based before and after trial to assess firearm storage practices before and after participation in a firearm safety counseling and gunlock distribution program.