Origin of flintlock
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Examples from the Web for flintlock
The parted edges disclosed also the butts of two flintlock pistols.
Silver glittered about the flintlock and the hardwood stock of his gun.
Dave took the shotgun an' pap has grandpap's flintlock, but Billy didn't have a gun.The Long Roll
If not he knows nothing of flintlock guns, and I must explain.The Big Brother
George Cary Eggleston
And old Flintlock has voiced the sentiments of the entire party.Flash-lights from the Seven Seas
William L. Stidger
- an obsolete gunlock in which the charge is ignited by a spark produced by a flint in the hammer
- a firearm having such a lock
Word Origin and History for flintlock
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