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matchlock

[mach-lok] /ˈmætʃˌlɒk/
noun
1.
an old form of gunlock in which the priming was ignited by a slow match.
2.
a hand gun, usually a musket, with such a lock.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; match1 + lock1
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matchlock

/ˈmætʃˌlɒk/
noun
1.
an obsolete type of gunlock igniting the powder by means of a slow match
2.
a gun having such a lock
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Word Origin and History for match lock
matchlock
1690s, from match (1) + lock (1) in the firearm sense (1540s) probably so called for its resemblance to a door-latching device.
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