Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

A gun lock that fires the charge by a spark produced by the striking of flint on steel.

Part of speech: noun

A firearm, as a musket, with a flintlock.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Alice Morse Earle.