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 Apple, pear, honey, lemon and spice join signature notes of gunflint in this clean and delightful wine. Michael Austin,, "If you think you don't like Chablis, maybe you haven't tried the real thing," 21 Mar. 2018 Gunflints, coins, and glass beads found at the site almost certainly came from the newer English settlement. Andrew Lawler, Smithsonian, "The Mystery of Roanoke Endures Yet Another Cruel Twist," 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 14 Jul. 2020.

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