Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A device for igniting the charge of a firearm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The mechanism of a gun by which the hammer is controlled both in cocking the piece and in exploding the charge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The mechanism of a gun for producing the discharge. See lock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A mechanism fitted to a cannon that fires it when a cord is pulled.

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

  • noun the action that ignites the charge in a firearm

Etymologies

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gun +‎ lock

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