gun·​flint | \ ˈgən-ˌflint How to pronounce gunflint (audio) \

Definition of gunflint

: a small sharp flint fashioned to ignite the priming in a flintlock

Examples of gunflint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scents 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,, 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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First Known Use of gunflint

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Gunflint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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