flintlock








noun

  1. an outmoded gunlock in which a piece of flint striking against steel produces sparks that ignite the priming.
  2. a firearm with such a lock.

noun

  1. an obsolete gunlock in which the charge is ignited by a spark produced by a flint in the hammer
  2. a firearm having such a lock
n.

1680s as a type of musket-firing mechanism, from flint + lock (n.1).

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