What does the word flintlock mean?

Usage examples for flintlock

  1. The gun he had told me to use was a single- barrel fowling- piece, an ancient converted flintlock, the stock made of an iron- hard black wood with silver mountings. – Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson
  2. He might have passed for an ordinary seaman had it not been for the two Spanish flintlock pistols, freshly polished and gleaming, that protruded from his wide belt. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  3. We were also in advance of the mother country in laying macadamized roads, in the use of mail- coaches, in modes of steam travel by water, just as we were in using flintlock firearms, and other advanced means of warfare. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle