Share this entry

Share this page

Miquelet lock

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

Definition of Miquelet lock in English:

noun

historical
A type of flintlock developed in Spain.
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.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure