- the mechanism of a firearm by which the charge is exploded.
Origin of gunlock
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Examples from the Web for gunlock
Fowler took to a tree, and shot Indians till his gunlock got out of order.Stories Of Ohio
William Dean Howells
Shorty's thumb played a little with his gunlock, but Si restrained him with a look.Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6)
Inside it was a clock, which could be set to run a certain time and then loosen a sort of gunlock.Stories of Our Naval Heroes
A bombshell filled with gunpowder, a gunlock, and a small clock, have been suggested as forming the components of this invention.
Shorty turned around and backed up to him so that the calves of their legs touched, and began intently studying his gunlock.Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6)
- the mechanism in some firearms that causes the charge to be exploded
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