[ guhn-flint ]
/ ˈgʌnˌflɪnt /
the flint in a flintlock.
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Example sentences from the Web for gunflint
The glory of the rabbits remains, but the gunflint trade was, of course, vanished.Through East Anglia in a Motor Car|J. E. (James Edmund) Vincent
The wines had the dry smack of gunflint and the bouquet of powder, and the company imbibed freely.The Well of Saint Clare|Anatole France
It was one of those cases in which one has to resort to the gunflint.Columba|Prosper Merimee
British Dictionary definitions for gunflint
/ (ˈɡʌnˌflɪnt) /
a piece of flint in a flintlock's hammer used to strike the spark that ignites the charge
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