Definition of Miquelet lock in English:

Miquelet lock

Line breaks: Mi¦que|let lock
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪkəlɪt
 
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noun

historical
A type of flintlock developed in Spain.
More example sentences
  • Could the lock on the flintlock-axe be a Miquelet lock which I think was used by the Spanish or Moors?
  • Up for sale is this Miquelet lock from an Algerian rifle.
  • They have been tentatively identified as Spanish Cavalry pieces and feature the distinctive Miquelet lock with brass and iron furniture.

Origin

late 17th century: via French from Spanish miquelete, from Catalan Miquel, equivalent of the given name Michael.

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