Definition of Matchlocks

1. Noun. (plural of matchlock) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Matchlocks

1. matchlock [n] - See also: matchlock

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Matchlocks

matchflares
matchgate
matchgates
matchgirl
matchgirls
matching funds
matching number
matching numbers
matchings
matchless
matchlessly
matchlessness
matchlit
matchlock
matchlocks (current term)
matchmade
matchmake
matchmaker
matchmakers
matchmakes
matchmaking
matchmakings
matchmark
matchmarked
matchmarking
matchmarks
matchplay
matchpoint
matchpoints

Literary usage of Matchlocks

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1. A History of the Sikhs: From the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the by Joseph Davey Cunningham (1853)
"... adopted the new and formidable match- armed"™th 'ос^ °^ recent times, instead of their ancestral bows, matchlocks, and the spear common to every nation. ..."

2. The Ain i Akbari by Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak, Henry Blochmann, Henry Sullivan Jarrett (1873)
"ON matchlocks, &c. These are in particular favour with His Majesty, who stands unrivalled in ... matchlocks are now made so strong, that they do not burst, ..."

3. In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a Journey Into Tibet, Capture by the by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1909)
"Although the Tibetans boasted of great accuracy in shooting with their matchlocks, which had wooden rests to allow the marksman to take a steady aim, ..."

4. Peking and the Pekingese During the First Year of the British Embassy at Peking by David Field Rennie (1865)
"... to the Great Wall at the Kalgan Pass—The Feast of Lanterns—Manufacture of matchlocks—Fraternal mourning—A dragon-kite—A Tien-tsin physiognomist—Signs of ..."

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