flintlock

noun flint·lock \ ˈflint-ˌläk \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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flintlock

noun flint·lock \ ˈflint-ˌläk \

Definition of flintlock for Students

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

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