Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the action that ignites the charge in a firearm

Etymologies

gun +‎ lock (Wiktionary)

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