Translation of flint in Spanish:

flint

Pronunciation: /flɪnt/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c [Geology/Geología] sílex (masculine), pedernal (masculine); (piece of stone) pedernal (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [ax/arrowhead] de sílex
    More example sentences
    • Silica precipitated from aqueous solution at low temperatures gives cryptocrystalline varieties such as opal, jasper, chalcedony, agate, carnelian, onyx, flint, and chert.
    • It passes upwards into almost flat-lying white coccolith chalk with parallel lines of black flint nodules.
    • The artifacts recovered from these excavations will give a clearer picture of the technology and particularly their production and use of flint and chert.
    More example sentences
    • It was associated with a cobbled ‘work area’ covered by vast quantities of pottery, five stone axes, a number of broken tools and flints.
    • The site is dated by large quantities of Mesolithic flints, such as crescent-shaped microliths, scrapers and points.
    • Excavations at the site produced over 300 worked flints of early-middle Mesolithic type.
    1.2 countable/numerable (implement) sílex (masculine) 1.3 countable/numerable (for cigarette lighter) piedra (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • For example, an alloy of calcium and cerium is used in flints in cigarette and other types of lighters.
    • Misch metal is used to make the flint in cigarette lighters.
    • Lauren sparked her flints together against the wood.

Definition of flint in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day relevo
m
el relevo de la guardia = the changing of the guard …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.