an outmoded gunlock in which a piece of striking against steel produces sparks that ignite the priming.
a firearm with such a .
an obsolete gunlock in which the charge is ignited by a spark produced by a flint in the hammer
a firearm having such a lock
1680s as a type of musket-firing mechanism, from flint + lock (n.1).
/ˈflɪntɒf/ noun 1. Andrew. born 1977, English cricketer; an all-rounder, he played 79 test matches for England (1998–2009)
[flint-sheer, -sher] /ˈflɪnt ʃɪər, -ʃər/ noun 1. a historic county in Clwyd, in NE Wales. /ˈflɪntˌʃɪə; -ʃə/ noun 1. a county of NE Wales, on the Irish Sea and the Dee estuary: became part of Clwyd in 1974, reinstated with reduced borders in 1996: includes the industrialized Deeside region in the E and the Clwydian […]
[flin-tee] /ˈflɪn ti/ adjective, flintier, flintiest. 1. composed of, containing, or resembling , especially in hardness. 2. unyielding; unmerciful; obdurate: a flinty heart. /ˈflɪntɪ/ adjective flintier, flintiest 1. of, relating to, or resembling flint 2. hard or cruel; obdurate; unyielding adj. “hard-hearted,” 1530s, from flint + -y (2). Literal sense of “resembling flint” is from […]
[flip] /flɪp/ verb (used with object), flipped, flipping. 1. to toss or put in motion with a sudden impulse, as with a snap of a finger and thumb, especially so as to cause to turn over in the air: to flip a coin. 2. to move (something) suddenly or jerkily. 3. to turn over, especially […]