Words nearby wheel lock
Origin of wheel lock
Examples from the Web for wheel lock
The wheel-lock was rarely used for infantry arms, but was of necessity employed by cavalry, where the match was inconvenient.Armour in England|J. Starkie Gardner
An instrument by which the wheel-lock guns and pistols were wound up; also used to screw up the nuts of the plummer boxes.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
To ignite the powder the "wheel-lock" and "snap-haunce" were invented by the Germans in the sixteenth century.
The snap-haunce, a straight piece of furrowed steel, superseded the wheel-lock.
The guns and the pistols were all flint-locks, for at this time matchlock and wheel-lock had about gone out of use.The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;|John R. Musick