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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 ?
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.
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.
I must admit to being biased against his article as I presently have five flintlocks and three hunting guns.
Flintlocks came into fashion in the early 1600s, and they dominated the military and sporting firearm markets for two centuries.
On matchlocks to flintlocks, the priming area is a pan on the side of the barrel for the priming powder.
Art, finish, and external presentation takes more time than for flintlocks, whilst semi-automatic pistols or rifles require much more mechanical operations, like milling, lathing, drilling, and boring have stringent, precision tolerances.
The authors' tales start all the way back in the early 19th century Natchez Trace in Tennessee, where the "Horrible Harpes" plied their trade of killing and robbing travelers--first with tomahawks and then with flintlocks.
Gone are the flintlocks, horse, mask and hat, and in its place is a seemingly broken down car and a demand for cash for petrol often in exchange for cheap, tatty jewellery.
Gone are the FLINTLOCKs, horse, masK and hat, and in is a seemingly broKen down car and a demand for cash for petrol often in exchange for cheap and very tatty jewellery.
Among those players pictured are Jacqueline Taylor, Trevor Kitchen and "policeman" Stan Jukes who armed with only a truncheon does not look too concerned about the pirates' flintlocks.
My dad worked at a printers and they used to print the admission tickets for Flintlocks so we knew the doormen really well and I was the proud owner of a VIP card (which I'm sure I found not so long ago when clearing out a drawer) which got myself and a friend free admission.
The years between 1840 and 1865 were some of the most productive for American firearms designers, and saw a wide variety of systems developed for altering flintlocks to percussion ignition as well as unusual systems like the Maynard tape-primed rifle.