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Clovis point the oldest known type of flint tool in North America, esp. spearheads, dating to approximately 13,500 years ago and found near Clovis, New Mexico.
flint a piece of an alloy that sparks like flint, esp. as used in cigarette lighters. [1/3 definitions]
flintlock an obsolete gun mechanism in which a flint strikes steel, making a spark that ignites the priming powder. [1/2 definitions]
flinty made of or containing flint. [1/2 definitions]
lead glass a brilliant optical glass containing lead oxide, characterized by high refraction and low dispersion; flint glass; crystal.
Mesolithic (sometimes l.c.) designating the Stone Age cultural period from about 10,000 to about 8,000 B.C., between the Paleolithic and the Neolithic periods, characterized by the use of small flint tools set in bone or wood.
silex silica, as found in flint or quartz.
Solutrean of, denoting, or characteristic of an Upper Paleolithic culture of Europe, marked by the use of well-shaped flint points and blades.
stoneware a hard pottery made with clay having a large proportion of silica or flint.