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Definition of the noun gunlock

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noun - plural: gunlocks

  1. the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of gunlock: firing mechanism
    • more generic terms: action / action mechanism = the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
    • more specific terms:
      • flintlock = an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer
      • wheel lock = an obsolete gunlock using flint and a revolving wheel
    • part of: gun = a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity
    • part: hammer / cock = the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

Alternative definition of the noun gunlock


  1. A mechanism fitted to a cannon that fires it when a cord is pulled.


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  1. Gunlock is an unincorporated community in western Washington County, Utah, United States, north of Gunlock State Park. It lies along local roads northwest of the city of St. George, the county seat of Washington County. Its elevation is 3,658 feet. Although Gunlock is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84733.
  2. Gunlock is an unincorporated community in Magoffin County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 7 southeast of the city of Salyersville, the county seat of Magoffin County. Its elevation is 1,001 feet.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gunlock

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Google previewReports and Awards ... (1877)

by United States Centennial Commission

For simplicity of construction and perfect adaptability to an end the modern gunlock is a beautiful mechanism. The breech-loading action, although in principle dating back to a former century, is in its present perfect form the result of the labor ...

Google previewCongressional Record, V. 150, Pt. 3, February 26, 2004 to March 10, 2004

Some suggest a gunlock means a thief in the house will not steal the gun.

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1968-1975 (1981)

by Gwendolyn Lewise Werth Luttrell

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

epoch, fatstock, feedstock, fetlock, firelock, flintlock, forelock, foreshock, gamecock, gemsbok, gridlock, gunlock, Hancock, havelock, haycock, headlock, headstock, hemlock, Hickock, Iraq, jazz-rock, Kanak, Kazak, Kazakh, kapok, kneesock, ...

Google previewAn Analytical Dictionary of the English Language (1835)

In which the Words are Explained in the Order of Their Natural Affinity, Independent of Alphabetical Arrangement; and the Signification of Each is Traced from Its Etymology ... to which are Added, an Introduction, Containing a New Grammar of the Language, and an Alphabetical Index, for the Ease of Consultation by David Booth

GUNLOCK. Gun, as may be guessed from its antiquated orthography, is an older word, in our language, than cannon: although, as before mentioned, it is also derived from the Latin canna, in the same manner that the German Rohr signifies ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

the catchin agunlockbywhichitis held atcock orhalfcock: a partofa gunlock.

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

epoch, fetlock, flintlock, folk-rock, forelock, gamecock, gemsbok, gridlock, gunlock, half cock, Hancock, hard rock, havelock, haycock, headlock, heart block, hemlock, in stock, jazz-rock, kapok, kneesock, livestock, matchlock, nos- toc, oarlock, ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

forelock frock gamecock gawk goshawk gridlock gunlock hammerlock hawk haycock headlock headstock hemlock hitchcock hoc hock hollyhock interlock jaywalk jock kapok knock kulak laughingstock leafstalk livestock lock locke macaque ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

gubernatorial ~gunfier - gunfire ~gue'ee - gooy ~gunfiet - gunfight ~gue'ee'ist - gooiest ~gunfieter - gunfighter ~gue'eeyist - gooiest ~gung - gung ~guef - goof ~ gunkaatin - guncotton ~guefauf - goofoff ~gunlaak - gunlock ~guefbaul - goofball ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

3i AM 'gondsi gunk BR gank AM gonk gunless BR 'gAnlos AM 'gonlos gunlock BR 'gAnlpk, ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

gunlock, gunpowder, holster, magazine, muzzle, peep sight, percussion lock, pin, pistol grip, propellant, range finder, rear sight, refling, safety, scope, side lock, silencer, tampion, telescopic sight, trunnion. 7,(mechanical weapon) armored ...

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Scrabble value of G2U1N1L1O1C3K5

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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