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percussion lock

noun
1.
a gunlock on a firearm that fires by striking a percussion cap.
Compare flintlock.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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Examples for percussion lock
  • The percussion lock was the next improvement in the ignition system after the flintlock.
  • There is no derange- ment of aim, in consequence of hanging fire, with a percussion lock.
British Dictionary definitions for percussion lock

percussion lock

noun
1.
a gunlock in which the hammer strikes a percussion cap
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