firelock vs flintlock what difference

what is difference between firelock and flintlock

English

Etymology

From fire +‎ lock.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪəlɒk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfaɪ(ə)ɹˌlɑk/
  • Hyphenation: fire‧lock

Noun

firelock (plural firelocks)

  1. (historical) A form of gunlock, in which the priming is ignited by a spark. [from 16th c.]
  2. (by extension, historical) A firearm using such a gunlock. [from 17th c.]
    • 1824, Town and Country Tales, page 115:
      Alfred, surprised to meet his father, whom he thought absent from home, [] stood, holding his firelock in one hand, and his hat in the other []
    • 1999, Mike Mitchell, translating Johann Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus, Dedalus 2016, p. 48:
      Before we were out of the forest, however, we saw about ten peasants, some armed with firelocks [transl. Feuer-rohren], others busy burying something.

Translations

References

  • firelock in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • flockier


English

Etymology

flint +‎ lock

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈflɪntˌlɒk/
  • Hyphenation: flint‧lock

Noun

flintlock (plural flintlocks)

  1. An early type of firearm, using a spring-loaded flint to strike sparks into the firing pan.

Translations

See also

  • flintlock on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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