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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 periodicals archive ?
This fascinating muzzleloader probably first appeared around the latter part of the 17th century as a matchlock But Afghan craftsmen soon recognized the advantages of the flintlock mechanism, and it was adopted very early on many guns--such as the one we will be using in this evaluation--employing British military musket locks.