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firelock

[fahyuh r-lok] /ˈfaɪərˌlɒk/
noun
1.
a gun having a lock in which the priming is ignited by sparks struck from flint and steel, as the flintlock musket.
Origin of firelock
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; fire + lock1
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firelock

/ˈfaɪəˌlɒk/
noun
1.
an obsolete type of gunlock with a priming mechanism ignited by sparks
2.
a gun or musket having such a lock
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