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[mach-lok] /ˈmætʃˌlɒk/

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.


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