verb (used with object)
Origin of flint
Examples from the Web for flinting
Historical Examples of flinting
Another method of producing a high finish is known as flinting.From Paper-mill to Pressroom
William Bond Wheelwright
Word Origin for flint
Old English flint "flint, rock," common Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch vlint, Old High German flins, Danish flint), from PIE *splind- "to split, cleave," from root *(s)plei- "to splice, split" (cf. Greek plinthos "brick, tile," Old Irish slind "brick"). Transferred senses were in Old English.