Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: flintlock
IPA transcription: [fl'ɪntl,ɑk]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: flintlock
    Meaning: an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge
  • Synonyms: flintlock, firelock
    Meaning: a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock
Usage examples
  • A Hall flintlock breech-loader; an Elisha Collier flintlock revolver; a pair of Forsythe detonator-lock pistols....
  • The collector who bought this spurious flintlock spotted what had been done, and squawked to the Rifle Association, and to the postal authorities."
  • You know, that bastard took me, once, just one-tenth as badly, with a fake U.S. North & Cheney Navy flintlock 1799 Model that had been made out of a French 1777 Model." The lawyer muttered obscenely.
  • A fine, early flintlock Kentuck, that had been made out of a fine, late percussion Kentuck by sawing off the breech-end of the barrel, rethreading it for the breech-plug, drilling a new vent, and fitting the lock with a flint hammer and a pan-and-frizzen assembly, and shortening the fore-end to fit.