Definition of matchlock
1 : a musket equipped with a matchlock
2 : a slow-burning match lowered over a hole in the breech of a musket to ignite the charge
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Also known Hwaseong-Chong (a matchlock gun), the SA-16 is likely meant to offset the advantage South Korean and American forces have in tactical airpower.
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