Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A workman who breaks or chips flints to desired forms.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It took millions of years of evolution to produce the hands of a skilled flint-knapper.

    A Handy Bunch: Tools, Thumbs Helped Us Thrive

  • (Soundbite of banging) JOYCE: Her flint-knapper today is Dennis Sandgathe, an archaeologist from Simon Fraser University in Canada.

    A Handy Bunch: Tools, Thumbs Helped Us Thrive

  • A hat-tip to John Derbyshire who linked to this very cool YouTube video of a flint-knapper manufacturing blades from a pyramidal core using a punch technique.

    Blade Manufacture

  • Think of a master carpenter, or a prehistoric flint-knapper, demonstrating a particular skill to a young apprentice.

    The God Delusion

  • He was a flint-knapper, and his practiced eye assured him that this was the kind he needed, a hard, flinty, gray-brown rock with one facet fairly smooth.

    Centennial

  • A flint-knapper makes sharp stone flakes by striking a flint "core" with a hammerstone.

    NPR Topics: News

  • It took millions of years of evolution to produce the hands of a skilled flint-knapper like

    NPR Topics: News

  • Her flint-knapper today is Dennis Sandgathe, an archaeologist from Simon Fraser University in Canada.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Waters is of Cherokee and Shawnee descent, and has been a flint-knapper and bow maker for 12 years.

    lsj.com - News

  • What is it about rich grave goods in a few graves that would have precluded a skilled flint-knapper from specializing and trading his excess arrow heads for a venison haunch from a particularly skilled hunter?

    Division of Labour

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