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flintlock


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flintlock  \Flint"lock`\,  n. 
  1.  A  lock  for  a  gun  or  pistol,  having  a  flint  fixed  in  the 
  hammer,  which  on  striking  the  steel  ignites  the  priming. 
 
  2.  A  hand  firearm  fitted  with  a  flintlock;  esp.,  the 
  old-fashioned  musket  of  European  and  other  armies. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flintlock 
  n  1:  a  firearm  having  a  flintlock  type  of  gunlock  [syn:  {firelock}] 
  2:  a  gunlock  that  has  flint  embedded  in  the  hammer;  the  flint 
  makes  a  spark  that  ignites  the  charge 




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