: a small sharp flint fashioned to ignite the priming in a flintlock
Examples of gunflint in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebScents of lemon verbena, fresh-cut grass, gunflint and peonies will keep you swirling and sniffing for a good long time.
Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 4 May 2022 The gunflint was discovered nestled into the cellar stairs, right below the window where Eliza Parker sounded her alarm.
James Delle, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 Apple, pear, honey, lemon and spice join signature notes of gunflint in this clean and delightful wine.
Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, 21 Mar. 2018 Gunflints, coins, and glass beads found at the site almost certainly came from the newer English settlement.
Andrew Lawler, Smithsonian, 7 Apr. 2017
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