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The piece of flint used to strike the igniting spark in a flintlock.
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a piece of flint in a flintlock's hammer used to strike the spark that ignites the charge
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the flint in a flintlock.
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|Noun||1.||gunflint - the piece of flint that provides the igniting spark in a flintlock weapon|
flintlock - an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge
flint - a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony
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