Associations to the word «Flint»


FLINT, noun. A hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck.
FLINT, noun. A piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark.
FLINT, noun. A small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc.
FLINT, verb. (transitive) To furnish or decorate an object with flint.
FLINT, proper noun. A city in Michigan
FLINT, proper noun. An unincorporated community in Texas
FLINT, proper noun. A town in Flintshire, Wales, at the estuary of the River Dee
FLINT DISEASE, noun. Chalicosis
FLINT GLASS, noun. A soft, heavy, brilliant glass, consisting essentially of a silicate of lead and potassium. It is used for tableware and in optical instruments.
FLINT MILL, noun. (pottery) A mill in which flints are ground.
FLINT MILL, noun. (mining) (historical) An obsolete appliance for lighting a miner at his work, in which flints on a revolving wheel were made to produce a shower of sparks, which gave light without igniting the firedamp.

Dictionary definition

FLINT, noun. A hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony.
FLINT, noun. A river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River.
FLINT, noun. A city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing.
FLINT, adjective. Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings; "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart".

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