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gunflint

[ guhn-flint ]

noun

  1. the flint in a flintlock.


gunflint

/ ˈɡʌnˌflɪnt /

noun

  1. a piece of flint in a flintlock's hammer used to strike the spark that ignites the charge


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gunflint1

First recorded in 1725–35; gun 1 + flint

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Example Sentences

The wines had the dry smack of gunflint and the bouquet of powder, and the company imbibed freely.

It was one of those cases in which one has to resort to the gunflint.

The glory of the rabbits remains, but the gunflint trade was, of course, vanished.

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