flint lock

flintlock

[flint-lok]
noun
1.
an outmoded gunlock in which a piece of flint striking against steel produces sparks that ignite the priming.
2.
a firearm with such a lock.

Origin:
1675–85; flint + lock1

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flintlock (ˈflɪntˌlɒk)
 
n
1.  an obsolete gunlock in which the charge is ignited by a spark produced by a flint in the hammer
2.  a firearm having such a lock

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flintlock
1680s as a type of musket-firing mechanism, from flint + lock (1).
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