Definition of Gunlock

1. Noun. The action that ignites the charge in a firearm.

Exact synonyms: Firing Mechanism
Generic synonyms: Action, Action Mechanism
Specialized synonyms: Flintlock, Wheel Lock
Group relationships: Gun
Terms within: Cock, Hammer



Definition of Gunlock

1. n. The lock of a gun, for producing the discharge. See Lock.

Definition of Gunlock

1. Noun. A mechanism fitted to a cannon that fires it when a cord is pulled. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gunlock

1. the mechanism which ignites the charge of a gun [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunlock

gunk-holes
gunk-holing
gunk up
gunkhole
gunkholed
gunkholes
gunkholing
gunkier
gunkiest
gunks
gunky
gunlayer
gunlayers
gunless
gunlike
gunlock (current term)
gunlocks
gunmaker
gunmakers
gunman
gunmanship
gunmen
gunmetal
gunmetal-grey
gunmetals
gunna
gunnage
gunnages
gunned
gunnel

Literary usage of Gunlock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1893)
"gunlock to Prof. Osgood. iiy gunlock [ = CT Canterbury]. Ibid., No. 14, Jan. 29. ... By gunlock [ = CT Canterbury] and Shorebird [ = AC Gould]. Ibid., No. ..."

2. The Racing Calendar by National Hunt Committee, London (1880)
"20 to 1 agst Shifnal, 25 to 1 each agst St George and Woodbrook, 83 to 1 agst gunlock, 50 to 1 each agst Jupiter Tonans, Sleight-of- two lengths, ..."

3. Trust Companies in the United States by George Cator (1902)
"V, Force Archives, III, 1147, shows the difficulty the managers of the gunlock factory had in getting money. m Council of Safety, III, 209, 211, 216, 295. ..."

4. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1909)
"599, AT MUNICH. is an early form of matchlock, a class of gunlock still in use at the end of the seventeenth century. This example presents yet another of ..."

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