gunflint [gun′flint΄]
a piece of flint in the hammer of a flintlock, for striking a spark to set off the charge

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  • Gunflint — Gun flint , n. A sharpened flint for the lock of a gun, to ignite the charge. It was in common use before the introduction of percussion caps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Gunflint Chert — The Gunflint chert (1.88 Ga [cite journal title = The age of the Gunflint Formation, Ontario, Canada: single zircon U–Pb age determinations author = Fralick, P., David, D. W. and Kissin, Stephen A. journal = Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences… …   Wikipedia

  • Gunflint Range — The Gunflint Range is an iron ore deposit in northern Minnesota in the United States and western Ontario, Canada. The range extends from the extreme northern portion of Cook County, Minnesota into also* Gunflint Chert …   Wikipedia

  • Gunflint microfossils — ▪ paleontology       assemblage of microscopic fossils uncovered in the Gunflint Iron Formation, a rock layer about two billion years old exposed in western Ontario, Canada. The fossils include filamentous structures resembling blue green algae… …   Universalium

  • gunflint — noun Date: 1731 a small sharp flint fashioned to ignite the priming in a flintlock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gunflint — /gun flint /, n. the flint in a flintlock. [1725 35; GUN1 + FLINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • gunflint — noun The piece of flint or other suitable natural stone that is used in a flintlock weapon to generate a spark …   Wiktionary

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