noun Date: 1731 a small sharp flint fashioned to ignite the priming in a flintlock

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  • Gunflint — Gun flint , n. A sharpened flint for the lock of a gun, to ignite the charge. It was in common use before the introduction of percussion caps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gunflint — [gun′flint΄] n. a piece of flint in the hammer of a flintlock, for striking a spark to set off the charge …   English World dictionary

  • gunflint — /ˈgʌnflɪnt/ (say gunflint) noun the flint in a flintlock …   Australian English dictionary

  • gunflint — /gun flint /, n. the flint in a flintlock. [1725 35; GUN1 + FLINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • gunflint — noun The piece of flint or other suitable natural stone that is used in a flintlock weapon to generate a spark …   Wiktionary

  • gunflint — n. small piece of flint which gives off a spark when struck (used in a flintlock to ignite the gunpowder) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gunflint — gun•flint [[t]ˈgʌnˌflɪnt[/t]] n. the flint in a flintlock • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • gunflint — noun the piece of flint that provides the igniting spark in a flintlock weapon • Hypernyms: ↑flint • Part Holonyms: ↑flintlock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gunflint lodge — is one of the oldest and the most well known lodges on the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota. It is located on Gunflint Lake, on the border of Ontario, Canada, and is open year round.Built in the 1920s by the Spunner family, the lodge was sold in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gunflint Trail — The Gunflint Trail is a 57 mile paved roadway that begins in Grand Marais, Minnesota and ends at Seagull Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), near the US border with Ontario, Canada. Originally a foot path for travellers from …   Wikipedia

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