linstock

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Etymology[edit]

Corrupted from luntstock, Dutch lonistok; lont lunt + stok stock, stick. See link a torch, lunt, and stock.

Noun[edit]

linstock (plural linstocks)

  1. A pointed forked staff, shod with iron at the foot, to hold a lighted match for firing cannon.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.