from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See flintlock.
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- n. An old form of gunlock, as the flintlock, which ignites the priming by a spark.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old form of gunlock, as the flintlock, which ignites the priming by a spark; perhaps originally, a matchlock. Hence, a gun having such a lock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musket or other gun discharged by means of some mechanical device which causes sparks by friction or concussion; specifically, a flintlock: distinguished from and superseding the matchlock, which was fired with a match; hence, one armed with such a gun. See cut under flintlock.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock
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