Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Flint


  1. A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel.
  2. A piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used, esp. in the hammers of gun locks.
  3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint.
More "Flint" Quotations

Flint Translations

flint in Dutch is kiezelsteen, kiezel, keisteen
flint in French is silex
flint in Italian is acciarino
flint in Latin is silex silicis (med. cilicis)
flint in Norwegian is flint
flint in Spanish is pedernal
flint in Swedish is flinta