Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

flintlock

play
noun flint·lock \ˈflint-ˌläk\

Definition of flintlock

  1. 1 :  a lock for a gun or pistol having a flint in the hammer for striking a spark to ignite the charge

  2. 2 :  a firearm fitted with a flintlock




FLINTLOCK Defined for Kids

flintlock

play
noun flint·lock \ˈflint-ˌläk\

Definition of flintlock for Students

  1. :  an old-fashioned firearm using a piece of flint for striking a spark to fire the charge




Learn More about flintlock


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up flintlock? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily maudlin prompt angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ