Definition of flint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//flɪnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//flɪnt//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a type of very hard grey stone that can produce a spark when it is hit against steel prehistoric flint implements His eyes were as hard as flint.
  2. 2[countable] a piece of flint or hard metal that is used to produce a spark
  3. Word OriginOld English; related to Middle Dutch vlint and Old High German flins.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flint

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