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linstock

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noun lin·stock \ˈlin-ˌstäk\

Definition of linstock

  1. :  a staff having a pointed foot (as for sticking into the ground) and a forked tip and formerly used to hold a lighted match for firing cannon



Origin and Etymology of linstock

Dutch lontstok, from lont match + stok stick


First Known Use: 1575


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