Definition of Flintlock

1. Noun. A muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock.

Exact synonyms: Firelock
Generic synonyms: Muzzle Loader



2. Noun. An obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge.
Group relationships: Firelock
Terms within: Gunflint
Generic synonyms: Firing Mechanism, Gunlock

Definition of Flintlock

1. n. A lock for a gun or pistol, having a flint fixed in the hammer, which on striking the steel ignites the priming.

Definition of Flintlock

1. Noun. An early type of firearm, using a spring-loaded flint to strike sparks into the firing pan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flintlock

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flintlock

flint disease
flint maize
flinted
flinthead
flintheads
flintier
flintiest
flintify
flintily
flintiness
flintinesses
flinting
flintings
flintlike
flintlock (current term)
flintlocks
flints
flintstone
flintstones
flintware
flintwood
flinty
flip
flip-flap
flip-flop
flip-flopped
flip-flopper
flip-floppers
flip-flopping

Literary usage of Flintlock

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1. The Centennial History of Illinois by Illinois Centennial Commission, Clarence Walworth Alvord (1917)
"Two flintlock DUELING PISTOLS A BEAR TRAP. THE PISTOL WAS LOADED, THE BARBS PUSHED TOGETHER AND BAITED WITH MEAT AND THE HANDLE FASTENED TO A TREE OR STAKK. ..."

2. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill., 1893 by United States World's Columbian Commission. Committee on Awards (1901)
"Pocket pistol, smoothbore flintlock, cannon-shaped muzzle, caliber .45. ... United States, flintlock, Springfield, 1836; altered for peculiar mainspring and ..."

3. Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity by Worcester Society of Antiquity (Mass, Worcester Society of Antiquity (Mass.) (1900)
"“The firelock or flintlock, more common than the expensive ... and an exact description of our flintlock is given in this connection. ..."

4. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"The firelock or flintlock, more common than the expensive wheel-lock, ... In the flintlock the hummer or cover-plate to the flash-pan is knocked backwards ..."

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