gunflint definition

  • noun:
    • The bit of flint always hit the igniting spark in a flintlock.
    • The piece of flint or other suitable normal rock which is used in a flintlock gun to come up with a spark
    • A sharpened flint for lock of a gun, to ignite the cost. It was in accordance usage before the introduction of percussion caps.
    • a bit of shaped flint fixed in lock of a musket or pistol, before percussion-caps were utilized, to fire the cost.
    • the bit of flint that delivers the igniting spark in a flintlock tool

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