Flint meaning

flĭnt
The definition of a flint is a piece of chert, a form of quartz, that will spark when struck with steel and can be used to start a fire.

An example of a flint is a useful camping tool to start a campfire.

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A very hard, fine-grained quartz that sparks when struck with steel.
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A piece of flint used as a tool by prehistoric humans.
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Something resembling flint in hardness.

A jaw of flint.

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A city of southeast-central Michigan north-northwest of Detroit. Founded on the site of a fur-trading post established in 1819, it became an automobile-manufacturing center in the early 1900s.
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A dark-colored variety of chert that produces sparks when struck with steel and that breaks into pieces with sharp cutting edges.
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A piece of this stone, used to start a fire, for primitive tools, etc.
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A small piece of metal consisting of iron and misch metal, used to strike the spark in a cigarette lighter.
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Anything extremely hard or firm like flint.
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City in SE Mich.
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A very hard, gray to black variety of chalcedony that makes sparks when it is struck with steel. It breaks with a conchoidal fracture.
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The dark gray to black variety of chert.
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A hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck.
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A piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark.
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A small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc.
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To furnish or decorate an object with flint.
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A city in Michigan.
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An unincorporated community in Texas.
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Origin of flint

  • Middle English from Old English
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old English flint, from Proto-Germanic *flintaz (compare Middle Dutch vlint, Old High German flins, Danish flint), from Proto-Indo-European *splind- (“to split, cleave”) (compare Irish slinn (“slate, shingle”), Ancient Greek πλίνθος (plinthos)), from *(s)plei- (“to split”). More at split.
    From Wiktionary