Definition of linstock
: 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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