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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An old form of gunlock, as the flintlock, which ignites the priming by a spark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock

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