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flintlock

noun flint·lock \ˈflint-ˌläk\

Definition of FLINTLOCK

1
:  a lock for a gun or pistol having a flint in the hammer for striking a spark to ignite the charge
2
:  a firearm fitted with a flintlock

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First Known Use of FLINTLOCK

1683
FLINTLOCK Defined for Kids

flintlock

noun flint·lock \ˈflint-ˌläk\

Definition of FLINTLOCK for Kids

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

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