follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

firelock

[fahyuh r-lok] /ˈfaɪərˌlɒk/
noun
1.
a gun having a lock in which the priming is ignited by sparks struck from flint and steel, as the flintlock musket.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; fire + lock1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for firelock

firelock

/ˈfaɪəˌlɒk/
noun
1.
an obsolete type of gunlock with a priming mechanism ignited by sparks
2.
a gun or musket having such a lock
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for firelock

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for firelock

17
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for firelock