an old form of gunlock in which the priming was ignited by a .
a hand gun, usually a musket, with such a .
an obsolete type of gunlock igniting the powder by means of a slow match
a gun having such a lock
1690s, from match (n.1), in reference to the firing mechanism, + lock (n.1) in the firearm sense (1540s); probably so called for its resemblance to a door-latching device.
[mach-mey-ker] /ˈmætʃˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. a person who arranges or tries to arrange marriages by introducing possible mates. 2. a person who arranges for athletic contests, especially prizefights and wrestling . 3. any person, organization, etc., that brings two parties together, as to effect a sale or other transaction: an agent serving as a matchmaker […]
/ˈmætʃˌmɑːk/ noun 1. a mark made on mating components of an engine, machine, etc, to ensure that the components are assembled in the correct relative positions verb 2. (transitive) to stamp (an object) with matchmarks
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a plate on which patterns are set to be molded.
noun, Golf. 1. play in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won by each side. noun 1. (golf) Compare Stableford, stroke play