flintlock

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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

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First Known Use of flintlock

1683


FLINTLOCK Defined for Kids

flintlock

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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


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