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A device for igniting the charge of a firearm.
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the mechanism in some firearms that causes the charge to be exploded
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the mechanism of a firearm by which the charge is exploded.
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|Noun||1.||gunlock - 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 - 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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