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Meaning of MATCHLOCK

Pronunciation:  'mach`lâk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an early style of musket; had a slow burning wick that could be lowered into a hole in the breech to ignite the charge
 

MATCHLOCK is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: musket

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Match"lock`\, n.
An old form of gunlock containing a match for firing the
priming; hence, a musket fired by means of a match.

 

 

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