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Origin of snaphaunce
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Example sentences from the Web for snaphaunce
There were also matchlocks, snaphaunce pieces, pistols, swords and hangers (cutlasses).Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century|Annie Lash Jester
The “snaphaunce” or fire-lock, is distinctly stated by Grose to be of Dutch origin,—hence the name.
Textual remarks Page 12, snaphaunce is not a Dutch word; it is derived from the Dutch snaphaan.
Cotgrave has arquebuse à fusil, "a snaphaunce," and explains fusil as "a fire-steele for a tinder-box."The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
I have a couple of wheel locks, to start with, and three miguelet-locks and an Italian snaphaunce.Murder in the Gunroom|Henry Beam Piper