gunflint

The piece of flint or other suitable natural stone that is used in a flintlock weapon to generate a spark

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  • Gunflint — Gun flint , n. A sharpened flint for the lock of a gun, to ignite the charge. It was in common use before the introduction of percussion caps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gunflint — [gun′flint΄] n. a piece of flint in the hammer of a flintlock, for striking a spark to set off the charge …   English World dictionary

  • gunflint — /ˈgʌnflɪnt/ (say gunflint) noun the flint in a flintlock …   Australian English dictionary

  • gunflint — noun Date: 1731 a small sharp flint fashioned to ignite the priming in a flintlock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gunflint — /gun flint /, n. the flint in a flintlock. [1725 35; GUN1 + FLINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gunflint(s) — Rhode Islander(s) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • gunflint — n. small piece of flint which gives off a spark when struck (used in a flintlock to ignite the gunpowder) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gunflint — gun•flint [[t]ˈgʌnˌflɪnt[/t]] n. the flint in a flintlock • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • gunflint — noun the piece of flint that provides the igniting spark in a flintlock weapon • Hypernyms: ↑flint • Part Holonyms: ↑flintlock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gunflint lodge — is one of the oldest and the most well known lodges on the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota. It is located on Gunflint Lake, on the border of Ontario, Canada, and is open year round.Built in the 1920s by the Spunner family, the lodge was sold in the… …   Wikipedia

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