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ˈflɪntˌlɒkflint·lock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flintlock, firelocknoun

    a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock

  2. flintlocknoun

    an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge

Wiktionary

  1. flintlocknoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flintlocknoun

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

  2. Flintlocknoun

    a hand firearm fitted with a flintlock; esp., the old-fashioned musket of European and other armies

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  1. Flintlock

    Flintlock is the general term for any firearm based on the flintlock mechanism. The term may also apply to the mechanism itself. Introduced at the beginning of the 17th century, the flintlock rapidly replaced earlier firearm-ignition technologies, such as the doglock, matchlock, and wheellock mechanisms. It continued to be in common use for over two centuries, replaced by percussion cap and, later, cartridge-based systems in the early-to-mid 19th century. Although long superseded by modern firearms, flintlock weapons enjoy continuing popularity with black-powder shooting enthusiasts.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flintlock in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flintlock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of flintlock in a Sentence

  1. Evan Nappen:

    I called the prosecutor to see what we could do on this, and the prosecutor told me that they were waiting for ballistics, and I ’m thinking, ‘ What ? Ballistics on a flintlock ?'.

  2. Evan Nappen:

    This is a Queen Anne flintlock, which is a very pretty gun, the barrel looks like a cannon and it has a single shot – you have to actually untwist the barrel to load it – it’s pretty involved to even attempt to load it. But the craftsmanship is from the 1760s, and it’s just magnificent to think that every piece of it was handmade.

  3. Abdraman Youssouf Mery:

    The population in Mali were terrified of giving us information but we used what we had learnt from Flintlock: we helped them and gave them medical assistance, slowly but surely, we won them over.

  4. Evan Nappen:

    This is a Queen Anne flintlock, which is a very pretty gun, the barrel looks like a cannon and it has a single shot – you have to actually untwist the barrel to load it – it’s pretty involved to even attempt to load it. But the craftsmanship is from the 1760s, and it’s just magnificent to think that every piece of it was hand-made.

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