gunlock

[ guhn-lok ]
/ ˈgʌnˌlɒk /

noun

the mechanism of a firearm by which the charge is exploded.

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Origin of gunlock

First recorded in 1645–55; gun1 + lock1

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British Dictionary definitions for gunlock

gunlock
/ (ˈɡʌnˌlɒk) /

noun

the mechanism in some firearms that causes the charge to be exploded
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