Flint glass - () A soft, heavy, brilliant glass, consisting essentially
of a silicate of lead and potassium. It is used for tableware, and for
optical instruments, as prisms, its density giving a high degree of
dispersive power; -- so called, because formerly the silica was
obtained from pulverized flints. Called also crystal glass. Cf. Glass.
Flint-hearted - (a.) Hard-hearted.
Flintiness - (n.) The state or quality of being flinty; hardness;
Flintlock - (n.) A lock for a gun or pistol, having a flint fixed in the
hammer, which on striking the steel ignites the priming.
Flintlock - (n.) A hand firearm fitted with a flintlock; esp., the
old-fashioned musket of European and other armies.
Flintware - (n.) A superior kind of earthenware into whose composition
flint enters largely.
Flintwood - (n.) An Australian name for the very hard wood of the
Flinty - (superl.) Consisting of, composed of, abounding in, or
resembling, flint; as, a flinty rock; flinty ground; a flinty heart.
Gunflint - (n.) A sharpened flint for the lock of a gun, to ignite the
charge. It was in common use before the introduction of percussion
Skinflint - (n.) A penurious person; a miser; a niggard.