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Meaning of "snaphance" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SNAPHANCE

snaphance  [ˈsnæpˌhɑːns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SNAPHANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Snaphance is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SNAPHANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

snaphance

Snaphance

A Snaphance or Snaphaunce is a particular type of mechanism for firing a gun or a gun using that mechanism. The name is Dutch in origin but the mechanism can not be attributed to the Netherlands with certainty. It is the mechanical progression of the wheel-lock firing mechanism and the predecessor of the flintlock firing mechanism. It fires from a flint struck against a striker plate above a steel pan to ignite the priming powder which fires the gun. Examples of this firearm can be found through Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Definition of snaphance in the English dictionary

The definition of snaphance in the dictionary is a type of mechanism similar to a flintlock used to discharge a gun.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SNAPHANCE


advance
ədˈvɑːns
Afrikaans
ˌæfrɪˈkɑːns
break-dance
ˈbreɪkˌdɑːns
chance
tʃɑːns
dance
dɑːns
elance
ɪˈlɑːns
enhance
ɪnˈhɑːns
folk-dance
ˈfəʊkˌdɑːns
France
frɑːns
freelance
ˈfriːˌlɑːns
glance
ɡlɑːns
kans
kɑːns
krans
krɑːns
lance
lɑːns
nuance
njuːˈɑːns
rance
rɑːns
snaphaunce
ˈsnæpˌhɑːns
tap-dance
tæp dɑːns
trance
trɑːns
transe
trɑːns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SNAPHANCE

snap out of it
snap pea
snap ring
snap roll
snap shot
snap up
snap-in
snap-on
snapback
snapdragon
snaphaunce
snaphaunch
snapless
snaplink
snappable
snapped
snapper
snapper up
snappier
snappiest

WORDS THAT END LIKE SNAPHANCE

a dog´s chance
appearance
bechance
Buckley´s chance
by chance
fighting chance
hance
happenchance
mischance
mumchance
not a cat in hell´s chance
off chance
off-chance
on the chance
on the off chance
on the off-chance
outside chance
perchance
stand a chance
the main chance
treble chance

Synonyms and antonyms of snaphance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «snaphance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SNAPHANCE

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The translations of snaphance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «snaphance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

snaphance
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

snaphance
570 millions of speakers

English

snaphance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

snaphance
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

snaphance
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

snaphance
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Snaphance
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

snaphance
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

snaphance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Snaphance
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

snaphance
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

snaphance
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

snaphance
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Snaphance
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

snaphance
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

snaphance
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पॅनिश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

snaphance
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

snaphance
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

snaphance
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

snaphance
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

snaphance
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

snaphance
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

snaphance
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

snapplås
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snaphance
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of snaphance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SNAPHANCE»

The term «snaphance» is used very little and occupies the 191.977 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SNAPHANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about snaphance

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SNAPHANCE»

Discover the use of snaphance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to snaphance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Flintlock: Its Origin, Development, and Use
The Spanish, as well as the Netherlands snaphance lock, is said to have been constructed at the close of the sixteenth century with a question mark as to which originated first (p. 36). The statements made by certain writers that the snaphance  ...
Torsten Lenk, J. F. Hayward, 2007
2
The British Army 1660-1704
when recruits for nine companies of the Coldstreams were issued '91 snaphance musquets, 91 matchlock musquets, 182 collars of bandileers'. The conversion back to flintlocks became complete when in June 1683 the First Foot Guards, and  ...
John Tincey, 1994
3
A Collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe ...: ...
In the Union, captain 'John Phenny, 10 pair snaphance piltalls, and 10 , snaphance muskitts. Api-il 16 54. In the Samuel, Thomas Gates, 12 matchlock muskitts, 1 2 snaphance pistalls, and 24 swords. . April 1654.. In the Paramore, captain ...
John Thurloe, Thomas Birch, 1742
4
A Collection of ... State-papers, Containing Memorials of ...
Carzfeffion of Thomas Frere. In Aprill, 1654. N the John and Susan, captain John Lymbery, 6 pair snaphance Vol. xxiii. pistalls. _ si ' P- '39April 1654. In the Union, captain John Phenny, Io pair snaphance pistalls, and 1_o snaphance muskitts.
John Thurloe, Thomas Birch, 1742
5
Guns of the Old West: An Illustrated Guide
The Snaphance About 1550, there originated in any one— or more— of five countries: Spain, Holland, Germany, Scotland or Sweden, a new and sorely needed simplification of the flint-and-steel principle. This used a hammer, and— as in the ...
Charles Edward Chapel, 2013
6
Wars of the Age of Louis Xiv, 1650-1715
Notwithstanding the escape of most ships, these losses to the Allies were huge, and the gain in prizes by the French was equal to the entire naval budget for that year. snaphance. From the Swedish “snapplås;” also known as “snaplock.
Cathal J. Nolan, 2008
7
The Dutch Army and the Military Revolutions, 1588-1688
Snaphance or firelock (line drawing by Jan Piet Puype). Key: A. cock; B. steel; C. jaws for holding a piece of pyrites; F. pan-cover; T. side-fence; V. steel spring; W. arm. A 'firelock' or 'snaphance' (vierroer, vuyrroer or snaphaan) was a firearm ...
Olaf van Nimwegen, 2010
8
American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume I: Colonial and ...
S NAPHANCE015.81 Although “snaphance” was used in British Ordnance records to describeanyof theflintlockvariations, in thistext it refersto a specificignition system that usesaflint andwhose salient feature isthat the pan cover is separate ...
George D. Moller, 2011
9
Military antiquities respecting a history of the English ...
These small cases were sometimes sixed to a belt worn round the waist. (e ) SNAPHANCE, the Dutch name for a fire-lock; the sirst fire-locks were so called here. (s) CREENWICH, item, one chamber pece blacke, the slocke of redde woode, ...
Francis Grose, 1801
10
A Glossary; Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and ...
Wilson's James I, 1653. fib SNAP. To entrap. Diego, wee'll to th' gtpaiea. Die. Best take heed You be not snap'd. Lew. How snap'd? Die. It y that little faire, Thai a shrew'd tempting face, and a notable tongue. Spanish Gipsis. SNAPHANCE, *.
Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright, 1867

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