Definition of gunflint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡənflint/


A small piece of flint that is used to ignite the gunpowder in a flintlock gun.
Example sentences
  • There's a pub there, close both to the huge Neolithic mines of Grime's Graves and the Lingheath pits that supplied gunflints to army, navy and buccaneers, called The Flint Knappers.
  • Eight gunflints were recovered from the site.
  • Sancerre is different, too, in that it combines its fruit flavours with minerals, gunflint and chalk, enabling it to be drunk on its own or with food.

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Syllabification: gun·flint

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