firelock

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noun fire·lock \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌläk\

Definition of firelock

  1. 1 :  a gun's lock employing a slow match to ignite the powder charge; also :  a gun having such a lock

  2. 2a :  flintlockb :  wheel lock

1544

First Known Use of firelock

1544

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